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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.


  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,

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