thelittlestfalcon

Original linocut prints by Merlyn Griffiths

North Yorks, England | 25 Sales

thelittlestfalcon

Original linocut prints by Merlyn Griffiths

North Yorks, England 25 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Welcome to The Littlest Falcon! I make linocut prints from my little desk in the North East of England.

I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember (Mum was an art teacher so I had no choice 😉) but I’m relatively new to linocut! I am absolutely loving exploring this medium, and really, really enjoy the thrill of peeling back that paper to see the final print!

Making a linocut involves seeing your design in reverse, and also in negative to how it will appear when printed. This was a whole new concept for my brain, but practice has definitely worked for me as I see things in this inside-out manner wherever I look now!

I really love animals (cats especially!), and was first inspired to make prints of my own cats - Sonny and Cooper. From there I just kept on going with a whole host of beasts - there’s something about fur and feathers that lends itself really well to linocutting, and I get so much joy from letting my gouges loose on a block of lino!

I tend to draw out the outlines of my design, and will use black and white pencils to mark any areas of extreme brightness or shadow. After that I just go to town with my tools and cut away as if my gouge was a pencil, drawing whatever my hand fancies. I tend not to plan anything too rigorously, and for me the freedom with which I let myself carve gives each print a sort of energy that I’d find hard to replicate if I was too regimented.

After this I hand print everything myself. I ink up the plate with a roller, lay my paper over the top, and then use a baren and a spoon to burnish the paper to transfer the ink! One day I might get a printing press, but for now it's all undertaken with my own mitts! One thing I love about this method is seeing the slight differences between each print, which does make them truly unique!

I hope you like my prints, and would love to think that they might hang on your walls someday!! If you’d like to purchase one of my prints in a colour you can’t see offered - just drop me a message and I would be more than happy to do this for you. I also take commissions, and would love to discuss your ideas!

Stay tuned for more critters coming to my shop soon....

🐈🐶🐭🐦🐝🐴🐇🐱

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Last updated on 07 Dec, 2018

🌟🌟🌟Christmas Shipping!!🌟🌟🌟

Last post to ensure delivery before Christmas...

Monday 10th - USA, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Canada (although there may be delays once items arrive in Canada due to recent action)


Friday 14th - Finland, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Ireland


Monday 17th - UK and N. Ireland

Drop me a message if I can help with anything!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Welcome to The Littlest Falcon! I make linocut prints from my little desk in the North East of England.

I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember (Mum was an art teacher so I had no choice 😉) but I’m relatively new to linocut! I am absolutely loving exploring this medium, and really, really enjoy the thrill of peeling back that paper to see the final print!

Making a linocut involves seeing your design in reverse, and also in negative to how it will appear when printed. This was a whole new concept for my brain, but practice has definitely worked for me as I see things in this inside-out manner wherever I look now!

I really love animals (cats especially!), and was first inspired to make prints of my own cats - Sonny and Cooper. From there I just kept on going with a whole host of beasts - there’s something about fur and feathers that lends itself really well to linocutting, and I get so much joy from letting my gouges loose on a block of lino!

I tend to draw out the outlines of my design, and will use black and white pencils to mark any areas of extreme brightness or shadow. After that I just go to town with my tools and cut away as if my gouge was a pencil, drawing whatever my hand fancies. I tend not to plan anything too rigorously, and for me the freedom with which I let myself carve gives each print a sort of energy that I’d find hard to replicate if I was too regimented.

After this I hand print everything myself. I ink up the plate with a roller, lay my paper over the top, and then use a baren and a spoon to burnish the paper to transfer the ink! One day I might get a printing press, but for now it's all undertaken with my own mitts! One thing I love about this method is seeing the slight differences between each print, which does make them truly unique!

I hope you like my prints, and would love to think that they might hang on your walls someday!! If you’d like to purchase one of my prints in a colour you can’t see offered - just drop me a message and I would be more than happy to do this for you. I also take commissions, and would love to discuss your ideas!

Stay tuned for more critters coming to my shop soon....

🐈🐶🐭🐦🐝🐴🐇🐱

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✏️🐱🌿🌜Original linocut prints by Merlyn Griffiths 🐱🌿🌛🖌

I spend my days working as a Stained Glass Conservator, but spend my evenings and weekends cutting away at blocks of lino!

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    Hello! Welcome to The Littlest Falcon, so called because the Merlin is the littlest of the falcons in the UK, and that little bird is my namesake! I love animals, and they are definitely taking centre stage in my work at the moment. 🤗

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