After sketching out the illustration on a panel, the line work is carved by hand using printmaking tools. Any text is then imprinted with a hammer and metal stamps.
A heavy wash of black acrylic paint covers the whole panel before color is applied. Prismacolor pencils create soft backgrounds; bold flat acrylics are added last, bringing characters to the foreground.
Patterning, touch-ups, and final painted details complete these wood cut illustrations.
All original illustrations are signed, dated, and ready to hang.
All content on this site is original work created and owned by Lydia Puddicombe. All work for sale, hand-crafted and printed, is created out of her studios in Urbana, Illinois.