ANTONYMS

After a week or two of mulling over a lengthy list of antonyms provided by my Illustration Concepts Professor I finally figured it out...a whale! I set out to illustrate the antonyms guest and host in a single image. I drew inspiration from Massachusetts whaling towns literally built on whaling. Well, I guess not literally.

I began with an elaborate gouache painting which I finally scrapped in lieu of a simpler, hopefully more legible, linoleum cut print. I used a kind of rubber substitute to linoleum blocks which hurts my baby hands a whole lot less and looks like grated cheese when you carve it. I may redo the piece larger to allow for more clarified details but here is what I tacked up for critique...