Howdy everybody! I just finished up the design for a new woodcut. This is going to be another oversized block and I’m super excited about it. There’s a lot left to do; I still have to blow the image up, transfer it onto the block and actually carve and print the thing, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some images from the design process.
I started with this drawing of the Virgen de Guadalupe which I originally created for this print.
For the new print, instead of standing on top of the moon and being held aloft by a tiny baby angel, Lupita here is going to be riding around town on an oxytocin molecule while breastfeeding. So the first thing I did was erase the bottom of the original drawing and re-draw it.
Next I needed to change her hands from their usual praying position. So I added a transparent white layer in Illustrator, printed it out…
…and redrew the area.
I then added a background, pieced everything together. and here is the final design.
I’m planning to put this on a three foot by four foot block (same dimensions as the Periodic Table print) and I am beyond excited. Stay tuned for updates as the carving/ printing progresses.