4. Sutton Hoo river view walk leaflet: Nightingale linocut illustration

Updated: Jan 17

I created a linocut illustration of a nightingale singing on a tree branch. Nightingales are often sighted in the woods next to Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.


The illustration has been used on the cover of a River View Walk guide. The new walk through woodlands is home to a variety of wildlife and gives views over the River Deben.


‘River View Walk’ leaflet showing nightingale bird linocut illustration for National Trust’s place, Sutton Hoo

‘River View Walk’ leaflet showing nightingale bird linocut illustration for National Trust’s place, Sutton Hoo

Photographic reference and lino block for Sutton Hoo nightingale bird illustration

Carving the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird linocut illustration

Carving the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird linocut illustration

Carving the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird linocut illustration

Finished linocut block for the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird illustration.

Inking the linocut block for the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird illustration.

Video: Inking Sutton Hoo copper butterfly linocut illustration commission


Test printing the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird linocut illustration

Printing the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird linocut illustration

Finished print and linocut block for the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird illustration.


Finished linocut block for the Sutton Hoo nightingale bird illustration.

Close up detail of nightingale bird linocut illustration for National Trust’s place, Sutton Hoo

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 3. Sutton Hoo copper butterfly 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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