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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Whitstable fish market fisherman


Returning to the theme of this fine fisherman outside Whitstable’s Fish Market (see previous post), I thought he would make a great subject matter for a linocut. The above sketches, or scamps as we call them in the trade, were scribbled on the homeward train last night.

It’s important to ensure this design looks right, rather than technically accurate, so I have played with sizes and location of type etc to ensure that the fisherman is our focus. In the first sketches, he was competing with the type too much and was becoming too secondary. Biro on layout paper.

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