Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking
Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing
The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine
I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested
Thursday, March 25, 2010
After printing my babushka dolls I have decided it is time to do something different something a little different, something a little loftier and stunning colour wise.
I have always loved peacocks and I was thinking yesterday that a peacock would be an idea subject for my next screen printing project so yesterday in between printing, packing and amusing Ruby Galooby I did this very quick drawing to work from when I wasn't so busy.
I always find it amusing that most of my best design ideas seem to pop up when I am incredible busy and don't have time to think to much about them, in hindsight this is probably a good thing as it make me have to quickly draw thinks out so that I don't forget them and I end up with very spontaneous scrawly drawings that I actually really like .
I would really like to keep the spontaneity of the original drawing in this print so I am going to have to have a bit of a play with how I make the final screen that will pull all the other colours together so it is going to be interesting to see how it all turns out
I would love some feedback on this new project if anyone would like to share