Growing up on a small farm, the meowing from the muster of peacocks down the road might have been annoying or even downright creepy. But it never bothered me, and now I think about it with nostalgia. I wanted to do something with that feeling, so I decided to make a linocut of a peacock. The first sketch I did (below) was okay, but I didn’t love it.
After getting some feedback from my best friend the artist, I changed the composition to be more self-contained, changed the very geometric tail feathers to something more organic, and made the small hidden bird within the body of the larger bird less hidden, and this is what I came up with:
This was just the sketch. I’m cutting the linoblock now, and I’ll post the results when I’m done. The plan is to use the print as the cover for a book because that’s just what I do.