For a long time, I've wanted to be able to simulate linocuts in software. Not simply to re-create the look, but also to create an authentic process whereby the making of the digital image itself required a similar hand action with a tool, in this case a Wacom pen.
So, I created a working template that also includes a configurable light source to highlight the 1000s of little cuts and gouges that result. Here are some initial tests:
Wanting to recreate the style of medieval woodcuts, I based this one on a photograph I took during lockdown of me wearing a plague doctor mask and fedora. The owl hand puppet is of 'Kak' a character from Scarfolk. It will be published in the Halloween edition of The American Bystander magazine.
This is the first single I owned, given to me by a friend of my father.
I was going through a phase of listening to albums by Ornette Coleman, so thought I would attempt a portrait in this style.
And this is, well, a medieval crocheted poodle toilet-roll cover, which I christened 'Godfrey' and pretended was in the holdings of the British Library.