Thursday, 6 May 2010

First proof

So here's the block that I have been working on for the last week. It's all inked and ready to go through the press.

Inked linocut block

Hold your breath as it goes through the press...

First proof

It's always a bit of shock when you take the first proof off the press, and see the image the right way round, after all that time staring at the reversed image.

But I like what I see. The clutter of buildings in the top right corner is working (there's a nice play of white against black against white). The foreground right corner perhaps has too much detail, and the left side needs more definition.

But it's going in the right direction. Back to the cutting board to complete the details.