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Linoleum printing process

Lino print by Nahid Sikander
Lino print by Nahid Sikander

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.

lino design, cutting and engraving
lino design, cutting and engraving

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.

Lino print patterns
Lino print patterns

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.

 

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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.

typography workshop-sudeep gandhi with students
typography workshop-sudeep gandhi with students

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.

typography workshop-students are making design with typographytypography workshop-students are making design with typography

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 typographystudents 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
Sr. Lecturer
Icat College, Chennai

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South Indian art, Tamilnadu art
South Indian art, Tamilnadu art

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.

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Indian art style, pahari painting
Indian art style, pahari painting, three women

Painting of Pahari painting style, Indian Art form, vector image

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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.

pahari painting, Indian art style, kangra art school
pahari painting, Indian art style, kangra art school
line art of Indian art style
line art of Indian art style

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.

Pahari painting
Pahari painting

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South Indian Art
south Indian Art
Horses sculptures Indian art style,converted into vector images
Horses sculptures Indian art style, converted into vector images
Horses sculptures at museum,converted into vector images
Horses sculptures at museum, converted into vector images

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.

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portrait of a lady
portrait of a lady
portrait of a lady south indian art style
portrait of a lady south indian art style
south indian art style
south indian art style

South Indian Art Style, I try to draw this beautiful sculpture kept dakshinachitra in Illustrator, and converted the Indian art style into vector format. This is sculpture displayed in dakshinachitra museum Chennai, Tamilnadu India.

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save swan, birds and wildlife
save swan, birds and wildlife

I have painted this amazing beauty by water colours on paper, this painting of swan bird has so many emotions in it.
Save wildlife, by saving these birds we should preserve the natural beauty blessed by god. These beautiful swans are becoming victim of hunting and killing. So my appeal is to people that don’t kill these beautiful birds like swan and other wildlife animals. The swan has beautiful white feathers, swimming calmly in the dark blue water, and making the whole environment beautiful. The reflection of swan in the water is also making its appearance on the shining surface of lake. Long rounded, curvy neck is looking beautiful, and the dark orange beak towards the ground (water) is showing its elegant look. Looking down is depicting her down to earth however she is beautiful enough. It is looking like swan is making appearance on the ramp with catwalk on the fashion show with beautiful white feathery dress. And supposing to saying that how can you kill us, although we are beautiful enough to make you feel good while you would be walking in the nature.

swan painting water colours
swan painting water color

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save elephant poster
save elephant poster

The poster showing the skull of elephant which was alive before, so by this poster I tried to show the grief of elephants and want to educate people by spreading awareness through this poster that Elephants are the important part of our life and environment, so don’t kill them but save them.
Elephant does not need an introduction but need attention. It has been killed since long, and there are several reason behind killing them. It is the fact that we are building our space on their way or on their land, thus results the forest are becoming squeezing and human interfere in jungles has been increasing. Some time people kill elephants for safety purpose, to save their crops, to save their houses and as well as human life, but sometime they are killed to become a beautiful decorative items. Elephant bone and tusk (ivory) has been used in making handicrafts, jewellery, decorative, and other ornaments, which are in high demand in the grey market. Almost all over the world the trade of items made by elephant’s body part has been banned. In some areas people used to eat their flash for medicinal purpose. Elephant population has been continuously decreasing due to their regular illegal killing, and they need immediate attention to save their presence on earth.

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