The linocut below was created from a pencil sketch described and shown in a previous blog. The figures below depict the pencil sketch on tracing paper which was transferred to linoleum, the final linoleum cut un-inked and two versions of the print; one in blue and one in sepia. If you look closely at the blue print you can see the image is not as clear as the sepia image. The sepia image was done with oil based ink and the blue print was made with water based ink. Oil based ink typically prints more clearly than water based inks. I haven't found a water based ink that prints as crisply as an oil based ink.
A colored pencil and graphite sketch of a jet plane and dove tessellation. Figure and ground; a simple translation. Drawn on Twinrocker paper. Its a small drawing about 6.5 by 6.5 inches. Thought it was appropriate based on recent events. The thing is you can't have the one without the other in the world of tessellations; they co-exist.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 40 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.