Friday, 23 May 2014

An Unexpected Discovery

Whilst I was having a dig around for a bit of spare lino I found a block I'd cut, probably several years ago, and never got around to printing. Assuming at the time I'd had a reason to abandon it I didn't really hold particularly high hopes for this piece.  On a whim I decided to print it anyway and was hugely surprised at the results!

I am really pleased with the design and am very happy the impression of volume I managed to capture in the hair.  In general I like how restful the character looks.  Previous designs involving characters were frequently more active, featuring dancers or children at play but I'm particularly pleased with the calm expression and relaxed stance of the woman in this piece.