Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Edgar Allan Poe linocut

This is a proof of a very little (2.5" x 2.75") lino I've been picking at this week. The colour background was actually printed about six or eight years ago on parchment paper. I did a whole pile of blended colour squares and poked them away. Found them recently so I thought I'd put them to use.

The second impression (black) is Poe. It was a tough one. With such a small image area, there was little room for detail. I wasn't happy with the outcome; I lost the resemblance somewhere along the way. I might start again with a larger plate. Or, I might make some equally small Poe-related icons and print a little series using those squares.

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