Spooky Scary Skeletons

I’ve been trying to replicate a linocut/woodcut print effect digitally, I couldn’t find any tutorials on how to do it so I’ve had to make it up as I go.

Here’s what I have come up with; which involves filling in areas with lots of lines, leaving a few little areas uncovered, inverting some colours, and adding a printing ink texture I scanned in.

I’m happy with the results, and it’s a cheaper and faster technique than making real lino prints. Obviously this can’t replace the lovely unpredictability of printing but it makes a nice alternative.

Happy Halloween!