Engraving techniques where all the illustration have began!Concept and Method
The woodcut emulation or imitation is spread across the digital illustration and is often used by many illustrators. When I began this research in March 2008 I wanted to bring to the computer the original technique with wood matrix imperfections.
To do my study-works I have created some digital xilo chisels that mimic the effect and the uncertainty of cutting wood. Later, I’ve also researched how to design a digital matrix studying a method to create textures of different wood types. The series of portraits that I’ve made seems very convincing without falling into drawing clichés on the computer, or rely on plug-ins or special filters.