Having noticed ivy wrapping itself around a nearby garden fence, I tried adding something similar to my Green Man logo image. Again using the Sketch Book App, I coloured the image to evoke certain seasons of the year: (from left to right) Spring/Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Here are the first prints of the main colour block, drying on the line!
These are the completed Lino blocks for printing the Green man logo. The first will be for the red areas (or any other dominant colour) whilst the outline will be in black. Both are seen here in reverse, ready to print. I always take care to try and ensure the pattern left in my cutting is pleasing enough to be possibly included in the print.
Having made enquiries about the costs involved in printing my Green Man logo, I have decided to do it myself – if only for now. In a method that is slightly different from what I have done previously, I am intending to make three Lino blocks, one for each colour and then print them onto both paper and fabric. This is the beginning of the first block – the reds.
Having taken a photograph of the tin can model of the modern-day Green Man I developed, I loaded it into the ‘Sketch Book ‘ drawing app on the iPad. I then drew around what I considered to be the most important lines of the image and filled in the shapes with blocked colours. I thus created a ‘logo’ styled image, changing the colours easily using the Fill tool in the app.
Working on the premise that the original, ancient Green Man was a symbol of fertility, I have developed a range of modern day symbols that reflect the places that people meet today,