Are hippos beautiful?

Of course they are! I’ve been so enjoying painting african animals on wallpaper or block print I simply couldn’t resist doing a hippo. Here’s how it develops. First you have to create your design which must have a repeat so that it matches up on all sides, then trace it onto your block of lino (or I use vinyl) and carve it. Then, masking off where the painting will be, print the background:
hippo1 copy
Then paint your hippo – here he is – every girls dream (well of course, he might be a she, its too hard to tell!)
hippo2 copy

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