This is my second print since receiving the linoleum print tools as a gift earlier this year. My inspiration for it is obviously the lyrics to Queen’s “Bicycle Race” and the fact that I’ve been riding many miles training for the Escape to the Lake Bike MS Event which happens in two weeks.
You can see the finished product but also the different steps of the process in the pictures. In one picture you can see my original drawing (I used a compass for the wheels) that I then transferred to the carving block. I carved it using special carving tools. I mixed paint to create a dark green color, rolled it on the carved block and transferred that to the paper.
I’m offering one of these prints to anyone who donates to my fundraising page for the Escape to the Lake. I can make them in light or dark shades of black, red, blue, green, or yellow. If I don’t know you personally, please contact me before donating so I can confirm that I will be able to create a print for you.
Testing out the linocut I’m working on. It’s the first time I’ve done this since high school. I think I’ll have to remove some of the background. Carving makes my wrist and arm ache which limits the time I can spend on it. I don’t remember that happening before! Can you guess what the finished picture will be?