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?
wishing everyone a good weekend and joining sunday sketches