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
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.
Today's visual offering is a newsprint proof of a linocut I carved today. I drew up the design around a month ago. The block is approximately 2.5"x4" and destined to be printed on 4"x6" pieces of Stonehedge starting tomorrow.