3. Sutton Hoo copper butterfly linocut illustration

Updated: Jan 17


The landscape of Sutton Hoo is a valuable home to local wildlife and nature. I created a linocut illustration of a small copper butterfly resting on a wildflower which was used for the inside of the leaflet. These are commonly spotted at Sutton Hoo.


The linocut illustration has been used inside the May to August 2019 ‘What’s on at Sutton Hoo’ leaflet.



Carving the copper butterfly into the lino block.

Video: Carving Sutton Hoo copper butterfly linocut illustration commission


Carving the copper butterfly into the lino block.

Video: Time-lapse carving Sutton Hoo copper butterfly linocut illustration commission



Finished linocut block for the Sutton Hoo copper butterfly illustration.

Video: Printing Sutton Hoo copper butterfly linocut illustration commission


Printed linocut illustration for the Sutton Hoo copper butterfly

‘What’s on at Sutton Hoo’ leaflet showing Anglo-Saxon gold belt buckle and copper butterfly linocut illustrations

Close up detail of copper butterfly linocut on ‘Welcome to Sutton Hoo’ leaflet.

See the step-by-step blogs about how I created each of the linocut prints for Sutton Hoo in the links below:


Part 1. Sutton Hoo, National Trust: Linocut illustrations commission

Part 2. Sutton Hoo gold belt buckle linocut illustration


Part 4. Sutton Hoo river view walk leaflet - Nightingale linocut illustration

Part 5. Welcome to Sutton Hoo leaflet - Linocut illustrations


There are five more linocut illustrations which include King Raedwald, wild flower meadows, geophysics, grazing sheep and Basil Brown. These will be used later in the year for further Sutton Hoo marketing materials. I’ll share these as soon as I can.


Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I loved creating the linocuts.


Get in touch if you would like to chat about any commercial linocut illustration commissions.

Michelle

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