Thursday, October 22, 2009

Work-in-progress, Whitstable fisherman figure








Following the previous black and white design, I re-drew it all on tracing paper, paying particular attention to the distinctive font found on the fish market’s outer wall, which is painted on the shiplap/weatherboard-style building.
The fisherman obscures much of this font anyway,so I used trace again to check which letters would realistically be visible behind him. Pencil outlines normally suffice with a simple linocut, but to ensure accuracy especialy with the font here, I went over the whole thing with a fine pen. It also helps to see the design here ;) ‘The first cut is the scariest‘ as Rod Stewart nearly said. All went well on my nicely-warmed lino. The final sans serif font cut completed.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Peter,
    Thank you for the comments on my blog..glad I found you. I found myself spending lots of time on your blog..fabulous work. I spent a large part of my life as a staff illustrator making whimsical drawings and illustrations..having a blast. Your sketching and painting is addicting as well. I will return my friend. Happy creating to you.
    All my best,
    Todd

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  2. Hi Todd, Thanks for stopping by. Honoured to have an artist of your calibre visit! Thanks for the encouraging words. Peter

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