New Martial Arts Style Series, Art in Linocut by Tom Callos
I’ve been working on a series of martial arts style action-portraits, for the fun of it —and to experiment with color and creative mounting. Some are available on my ETSY store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FlyingFootPress.
They’re linocuts that I’ve trimmed and re-mounted on 11 x 14 Strathmore paper. I’ve used this method for the stark contrast and “look” the method provides. I’ve used various shades of Prussian Blue ink, in from 3 to 5 layers, to provide contrast. So far I’ve done aikido, Taekwondo, wushu (not shown here), India’s martial art Kalaripayattu, and judo. See these and other prints at http://www.etsy.com/shop/FlyingFootPress.