Modig the Brave

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Modig lino
Here is my new lino cut mouse – Modig the Brave! I’ve just finished writing the children’s Christmas story I was planning, and Modig is one of the main characters. There will be 5 lino print illustrations, and in my mind’s eye they will all be magical, fire-lit scenes with glowing Christmas tree lights and such, but transforming these imaginings into actual lino cuts will be a big challenge! This is turning out to be a bigger project than I originally thought…

The lino I used for Modig is called Easy Cut, and it’s my favourite so far as you can achieve some intricate detail with it. I’ve been trying to convey light and shade, and I’m quite pleased with the results.

Out of the three people I’ve shown the story to so far, two have cried! That’s a good thing, right..??