Fun With Groceries

I went shopping for some fun-to-draw groceries, with a linocut in mind.

The original.

The original.

Here's the drawing in tracing paper, ready to be transferred to the linoleum with help of carbon paper.

Here's the drawing in tracing paper, ready to be transferred to the linoleum with help of carbon paper.

Design transferred. The drawing has been flipped so the text is carved backwards. If that's not done, it will not read right when printed.

Design transferred. The drawing has been flipped so the text is carved backwards. If that's not done, it will not read right when printed.

I want to make it a 2-color print, so i split the plate into parts for ease of inking.

I want to make it a 2-color print, so i split the plate into parts for ease of inking.

The fun part begins. Carving in progress. I am using gomuban, a linoleum alternative.

The fun part begins. Carving in progress. I am using gomuban, a linoleum alternative.

Inking setup. I am using magenta and black inks at this time.

Inking setup. I am using magenta and black inks at this time.

The separate plates in between inkings.

The separate plates in between inkings.

Plates assembled on the printing template, ready to go.

Plates assembled on the printing template, ready to go.

Finished print! 

Finished print!