Logo Design for Myself Nahid Sikander Ansari – NSA
Category: Fine Art
Linoleum printing process
Hi Friends, I remember when I was in Fine Art College at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Okhla, New Delhi, India; I have done linoleum printing on paper, and I hope you also remember this workshop. It was a class assignment for us to make a design and transfer it to lino, engrave it and apply colour and print it. If you are an art student you can memorize that how you did this Lino printing. After a long time I am again doing this linoleum printing in Icat college where I am working as a faculty.
Here I will not discuss about the quality and used of linoleum, but yes I will talk about how we can use this Linoleum in present digital world, when everything is becoming digital from art work to print. The use of lino is not known for present generation, but with the use of digital technology they can also utilize this printing process in their life.
We everyone are fashion conscious and wants to be look different with unique dresses, shoes and other ornaments. We all love to wear T-shirts, but it is difficult to fine the t-shirts with unique designs, somewhere someone can be there who is wearing the same clothes as well. So here you can make difference by using the lino to print your own design on your stuff.
Prepare a design apply on the lino and print your unique artwork yourself on any of your stuff. Whether it is a cloth, sports goods, bag, wall painting, notebook and a gift pack etc, I will tell you the easy process of printing your artwork on any stuff or surface.
Linoleum printing with one colour:
First you prepare your design by hand or in computer digitally.
Make black and white division in your design.
Make a print on paper or if you can draw directly on the lino that you can also do.
Transfer your design on lino and add black colour as exactly you want the print.
You will get the negative and positive are in your design.
Now get the engraving tools and a cutter. Mark border with cutter and make the half deep cut in all borders of design.
Star engraving the positive area in you lino which is left blank and leave the black portion without engrave.
Finally you will get the engraved lino. Here you have to apply acrylic colour or any permanent paint colours on the lino by hard roller.
After applying colour to it just keep it on the surface and press from the backside of the lino by other roller.
You print is ready to show.
It was nice personal experience attending workshop with Mr. Sudeep Gandhi who was invited for the Typography workshop at seminar hall at Icat Media and Design College, Chennai, India.
We had arranged typography workshop at our college for students to understand the importance of typography in design. So we had to invite the expert who has been working for the typography and should have enough experience in it. So we invited Mr. Sudeep Gandhi for that. Sudeep Gandhi is a Graduate in Fine Arts and working as a freelancer.
The workshop has been started on 22nd Nov. 2017 till 24th Nov 2017. It was nice working with students and the guest lecturer during the workshop. Students tried well to demonstrate yourself with the help of typography. Some students have designed their name and some tried to design for their running projects.students working and making design with typography
Overall it was again a recall of typography study and remember its involvement in design. So it is important to consider the different font style according to subject you are working on, select appropriate font style for your design.
By: Nahid Sikander
Icat College, Chennai
This is is the vector format version of south Indian art, it is a sculpture kept in the Dakshinchitra, Chennai. The image shows different color tone in vector colours.
Painting of Pahari painting style, Indian Art form, vector image
The making of pahari paintings
The painting has several figures in which eight women and a Krishna is standing. Here I have developed two women figures and continuing working on this Indian art form, belong to Kangra, and is called pahari painting.
This is Indian art style, belong to kangra art school, pahari paintings style, in this Indian art style, the natural colours were used by extracted from plants and minerals. I converted this painting into the vector form so that it can be print in any size without distorting. High resolution vector image of Indian art style.
Horses in vector format, this is an Indian Art form belog to south India, these were sculture kept in Dakshin Chitra museum in Chennai, I drawn them and converted into vector art format. It can be use for any print size.