Edgar Allan Poe, linocut

Poe linocut by juana almaaguer

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

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

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