Delicately building the pattern work on the wings of this "MOTH" block. Drawing the first half was wild, and then redrawing it as a mirror image on the other side? Quite a good challenge! 

As with all of our woodcuts, our images start out as original drawings on blocks of birch plywood. We draw first in pencil, then in pen and then carve the blocks in low relief for printing. 

Pretty excited about this one, it's been rather mesmerizing to work on. Join up to our mailing list for details about the finished print, coming this Fall (along with many other exciting new prints!) to www.tugboatprintshop.com!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. cant image how long thing took