Monday, February 13, 2017

A Wise Old Owl in Color

I'm heading into the final hour of my latest crowd-sourcing promotional campaign for Words On Woodcuts Press. Last night I finished hand-coloring the first proof for this promotion's incentive - a hand-made accordion book illustrating the Mother Goose rhyme A Wise Old Owl. I'm always amazed how color transforms the black and white woodcut. Many interesting and beautiful visual elements are lost as the color more strictly defines certain objects. It is playful and seductive. I love that I'll be making an edition of both color and black and white for contributors and future buyers. The two versions truly are two different works of art.

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