Woodcut Style Practice

For an upcoming project, I am practicing drawing in a medieval woodcut style.

So it begins.

(Modeled on a rose woodcut by Dan Sorensen)

I have to work on my line weights. I’ve been avoiding using my precious superfine tips, but it is time. IT IS TIME.

Or I could just draw bigger.

Either or.


Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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7 Responses

  1. Dan Stratton says:

    Hi. I am a woodworker and am making a new mailbox post for our house. My wife is a avid gardener and I was searching for a woodcut rose to use as a pattern to carve a rose on the post next to the house number. I stumbled upon yours above. I was wondering if you mind if I copy it and use it to carve from. Thank you.

    • Tory says:

      Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your interest! Alas I am not the originator of the design. Dan Sorenson is. The link appears to be defunct, but you can still contact him through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artofsorensen. If he consents, you may use my adaptation under a Creative Commons share-alike license (you can use and share, but not profit from it.) However you may prefer HIS original design!

  2. Zoltan Tomory says:

    I love the style. It reminds me of decorative vignettes you find if you look through enough old books. In the old books, they were quite small.

  3. Alena says:

    Neat! I like!

  4. Random_Tangent says:

    You should draw bigger AND practice your superfineness.

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