01 November 2005
Relief Prints & Commercial Illustration
I've been wondering how feasible it would be to use woodcuts for my own commercial illustration work, so I've set about to try to find some artists who do just that. Illustrator Randall Enos has been using linocuts in his work for over 40 years. I don't know if he prints a keyblock and then does color by hand or if he's doing multiple blocks, but he's got to be very fast with the medium to work with the types of clients he works with (magazines and newspapers among others). Since he wouldn't need to make an edition, just one good print to send to the client, I imagine he could spend most of his time on composition and carving. At any rate, his work is lovely, it really stands out from the crowd in the illustration field, and his 40+ years in the business is very impressive.