Saturday, October 10, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe, linocut

Poe linocut by juana almaaguer

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Poe


Above is my latest Poe linocut print. I wanted to do something this year to commemorate Halloween. The result is this portrait linocut.

poe fountain pen drawing


I used my metropolitan pen to do the drawing which was loaded with brown that I made from mixing De Atramentis inks. I drew this portrait on scrap paper. I guess I had been testing out a pen which explains the strange "mmmmm" marks and the writing showing through from the other side of the paper.

edgar allan Poe linocut wip 


I reduced the size of the drawing with the photocopier and transferred my drawing to the linoleum block using carbon paper.

linocut and printing ink


Once it was carved and I liked the test prints, I got ready to do the printing. I printed on lightweight printmaking paper and some pages from a vintage engineering book.

Poe linocut book art by gallery juana


I'm in the mood for reading Poe the rest of October! Do you have any favorite reads for this season?

Poe linocut book art by gallery juana




wishing everyone a good weekend and joining sunday sketches

6 comments:

  1. WOW! I love your work! And I love Poe, too! During Halloween time (for me, the whole October) I usually read Poe and Lovecraft, two of my most favorite! :)

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  2. I love your Poe lino cut. I also love Halloween and the whole kitchy mess of it all!
    #SundaySketches

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  3. wow well done Juana! And I love the quote too.

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  4. This is so, so cool! I love Edgar A. Poe's work, too. Blessings!

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  5. Juana ~ This is wonderful so well sketched and then carved! My local mystery book club is reading Poe for October and then discusses 3 of his short stories ~ They would love this linocut!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. Oh, this is FUN, Juana! You got a terrific likeness--and especially those "sunken" eyes of Poe's The print is wonderful! And Poe is perfect reading for now! I especially L.M. Alcott's Little Women about now, as the beginning of the novel takes place this this time just before Christmas. I also just finished reading a by Joanne DeMaio: Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes which takes place Oct-Dec. and set in New England--very sweet, fun and with touch of romance... ;o) Happy Autumn Days, my friend ((HUGS))

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