Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Step-by-step: New linocut commission

Some weeks ago I was approached by a non-profit organization with which I have had a long relationship. They were looking for someone to create an original piece of art for an annual award... an award that honors both the recipient and the person for whom it is named.

I am FAIRLY certain that this year's recipient is not a reader of this blog (different field of interest), but since I don't know who it is, I can't be sure. And there's always that "lurker" business... so although I'd love to introduce both organization and award to you, I think I need to wait for that until the presentation is made.

Still... I'm anxious to share the process. This particular piece was a bit of a departure from the linocut work I've been doing lately, and I had some very scary moments in the later color pulls. Drama is good, right? So we'll get started... I'll let it unfold in the usual way, although I actually know how it all turns out (for once). Phew!

First three pulls... done in a bit of haphazard inking. (aka: Risky procedure #1.) But you can already guess what it might be...

Don't forget that you can leave a comment on yesterday's post for a chance to win a copy of "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists." Deadline is Thursday, July 29 at midnight Mountain Time.


  1. This looks interesting...I will stay glued to my computer for further updates:)

  2. Ah, too bad. Another mistake. Maybe you can cover up the gray?