Raven

raven wood engraving

ARTIST: John Steins
TITLE: Raven
MEDIUM: Wood Engraving
IMAGE SIZE: 3 x 1.5 in
PAPER SIZE: 6 x 7 in
EDITION SIZE: Open
PAPER: Japanese Goyu
OTHER MARKS: signed, titled in pencil

 
COMMENTARY:

This wood engraving  of a raven depicts a precocious, brazen and intelligent bird.  My print attempts to portray those characteristics with head and beak in profile. I approached this topic as a pencil sketch directly on the block surface using the engraving burin as a drawing tool to make the image. Deckle paper for illustration purposes only.

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