Thursday, 29 March 2007

from pencil to print

Dad, soft pencil, June 1990
Dad, lino print 2005
Some years ago I sketched my dad, but used the side of a very soft pencil to work in tones, not lines, to build up the face and head. This is another piece I'm very proud of, and is framed on my bookcase.
I decided to translate it into a lino print (silly me- I didn't reverse it so the print faces the opposite way to the original drawing) cutting away the surface of the lino with strong diagonal strokes, emphasising the pencil technique I'd used.


Melanie Rimmer said...

I remember the original sketch of dad, and I like the print very much. How large is the print?

Yellow said...

The print is about 4.5"x5" with a 3/4" boarder.

Bill of Ballaugh said...

If you've still got the block, could you run off a copy for me, frame it as you see fit, and fetch it over next time you come? I'd love a copy for my study. (Vain or what?) No, I do like it very much.

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