Jonesy and the Xenomorph
An ode to my favorite creature, H.R. Giger's Alien, and his feline friend, Jonesy the cat. During there interactions on the spaceship Nostromo, the Alien seems more curious than hostel to Jonesy. Aliens need cuddles too. This woodcut print was carved and hand pulled in 2016 on a cream Okawara paper. It was proofed at Easthampton City Arts+ with BIG INK and Lyell Castonguay.
Drafting and Carving Process
Using reference I began the process by sketching out a small composition with basic shapes and minimal detail. After transferring the sketch to the block I started fleshing out the details in ink. Once I completed inking the details carved the outline of the form with a vein gouge so I had an shape to work within. After this I started carving the details inside the form using a variety of V, U and vein gouges.