|Mermaid kalipygos lino print 6x4 inches (15x10cm)|
To get the sketch onto the lino I traced it onto tracing paper then rubbed over the lines on the reverse with a soft pencil. Then I placed the tracing onto the lino and drew over the lines again with a hard pencil. In this way the soft pencil on the back acted in a similar way to carbon paper and the image was transferred onto the lino.
The seaweed I drew freehand onto the lino directly, using images of seaweed from the internet for inspiration. The fish was a suggestion from my lovely wife and I drew it from imagination.
The design deliberately lines up with the lino print of the mermaid with floaty hair, so they could be printed side by side to form a singe image.