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    Default Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    In this old thread https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...hlight=woodcut I have described how I reproduce a woodcut by drawing only with vectors in Xara.
    I continued to experiment and refine my technique. Some examples:

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    From the last drawing I made a nyloprint cliché and printed the vector reproduction on a letterpress machine.

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    I wanted to see if I hit the woodcutters in any way. As you can see from the macro shot, this has been achieved.

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    Since I have some time at the moment, I decided to do a new woodcut by Dürer. The master class, so to speak.
    Every spare minute I’m going to draw on this work and share it with you. Whenever something new comes in, I’ll put it here and you’ll see the progress.
    So here is the first part of my new project. Maybe one or the other already realizes what it is. Have fun!

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    excellent ernie

    that new drawing is [going to be] an odd-toed ungulate I believe - really look forward to seeing it
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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    excellent ernie

    that new drawing is [going to be] an odd-toed ungulate I believe - really look forward to seeing it
    Hi handrawn, it looks You believe right.

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    I loved his work and his logo-like signature. Well done Ernie.
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    That is just amazing work. The number of objects in one these drawings is just huge.

    When you are doing a drawing are you tracing over an example or are you trying to do it all by eye?

    Also what size would a drawing normally be?

    Again just so impressive.

    Ray

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    That is just amazing work. The number of objects in one these drawings is just huge.

    When you are doing a drawing are you tracing over an example or are you trying to do it all by eye?

    Also what size would a drawing normally be?

    Again just so impressive.

    Ray
    Hello Ray, thank you for your interest.

    Since I live and work in Germany, I also work in the DIN-A format area. My drawings prefer to be in DIN A4.
    This allows me to be flexible and scale my drawings in the entire DIN A format range without any adjustment.
    Since everything is pure vectors, I don’t need to be afraid of possible resolution-dependent quality problems.

    Drawing from the background would be easier and faster but is not possible due to the resolution of the images,
    which are freely available on the Internet.
    That’s why I work classically with raster cells and then redraw them in my documents according to the eye and feeling.

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    Servus Ernie

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    more kudos to you then.. after all durer never had that advantage...
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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    Superb, detailed looking work ernie.

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    Thank You ALL.
    Here's todays update of my new drawing.

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    Default Re: Albrecht Dürer and my passion for woodcut art

    Ernie, your new work is excellent, and I’m excited to follow this thread.

    I read your previous post at the time and have just reread it just now. I had forgotten what a great method you had discovered using the Shape Painter tool and pressure sensitivity to emulate wood engraving.

    For a long time I have had a strong interest in wood engraving and it’s one of my favourite printmaking techniques, although I’ve never actually tried it.

    Dürer was a masterful engraver but there are still a few skilled practitioners keeping the craft alive. The Society of Wood engravers (SWE) is a good place to see some of their current work. Of course there’s nothing like seeing an original print.

    https://www.woodengravers.co.uk/

    As you mentioned earlier there are many wonderful inspirational digital artists here on the TG forum, but I particularly admire anyone, who like you, have the ambition and dedication to keep working away on a project whenever you get a few spare moments. I’m afraid my hard disk is littered with unfinished work and undeveloped ideas.

    I’m really looking forward to the ongoing progress of your drawing (of R. unicornis ?)
    Jon (Jono) - not currently using Xara software!

 

 

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