Friday, December 26, 2008

Woodcuts

My scratchboard illustrations are often mistaken for woodcut prints. This year I took the opportunity to learn how to do the real thing when I created the art for the March page of the Tiger Lily Press 2009 calendar. Thanks to Rick Finn, a friend from TLP, who gave me some pointers. What a difference good sharp tools and the right kind of wood made! At left is my second woodblock print, an image of St. Francis of Assisi singing the canticle he composed in praise of God's creation.

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