Printmaking Project By Tyler Owens

Design Challenge/Assignment Parameters

Design Challenge

We had to make a linocut and 10 or more prints that show we understand texture, pattern, proportion, balance, emphasis, and observational drawing.

Assignment Goal:

Assignment Parameters:

The design had to be touching the edges on at least 3 sides, you must have 10 prints, and a foreground and background.

Photo of Endangered Species With Links:

Planning And Sketches

Starting to carve linoleum

Finished carving linoleum

First print
Last print


I wanted to show the design and lines of the butterfly's wings, so I made the black lines black and the orange wings white.


It is good, but it could have been made a bit neater on the top and bottom, and some on the sides.


I should have made the lines larger and more clear, and lines appeared on the top and bottom because it touched the ink roller.

Process And In-Progress Work


I looked at pictures of butterflies, and studied the designs on their wings. I then started drawing them, and kept drawing until the wing looked right.

Problems I Had And How I Solved Them:

IWhen I started, I couldn't get the shape and size of the lines in the butterfly's wings right. I studied the wings and practiced drawing, and started to get better at it.

Finished Work:

Finished Print

Critique (review) of Work:

I should have taken more time to make the lines look neater, and I could have put flowers or other, small butterflies in the background. It looks sort of plain with just the one butterfly in the middle.

Created By
Tyler Owens


Created with images by FreeWine - "Butterfly" • FreeWine - "Butterfly"

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