Celestial Cartography:


I present you with yesterday afternoon’s labor. This piece evolved from an unfinished ballpoint sketchbook doodle. This is one of the rare times where I sketched the image free handed directly on the linoleum before carving, adding to the design as I worked, instead of completing a drawing first and then transferring it with graphite and tracing paper.

Most of these images were shot last night, ergo the poor lighting/quality but I was absolutely convinced I’d post them before bed. Alas, this did not happen, but here they are now.

unfinished sketch that got this whole process going
phase 1.
phase 2.

inked block.
I still have some cuts left and fine tuning before I’m ready for the nice paper but once proofing results are satisfactory the plan is to ink and print the block with a dark blue gradient roll.