Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sketches of "The Sea Never Drowns"

These are two of the rough sketches I did for the cover of the poetry book. I initially felt it should be a lino cut. Below are several test prints I did after cutting the two different drawings. The first one felt too busy, and the center was too much of a focal point. The second through still feels too busy. So I am back to the drawing board ~ literally ~ to rethink the entire thing. Sunny Outside runs there stuff from a letter press, so I for some reason felt a lino cut would work.


tyanne said...

I really prefer the top design- it is beautiful.

Miss Bee said...

I do agree with you that the lino prints turned out to feel busy-- but the top drawing is fantastic. I love it in black and white and think it's really striking.