Into the Inkwell: A Look at Linocuts, Pen and Ink Mediums

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A pen and paper. That’s all it takes for Ekaterina Prokopieva of Minsk, Belarus to create capturing works of art. Prokopieva’s skill with pen and ink rivals that which you would see in a black and white photograph of old. A bit grainy, but filled with definition and life. Her talent doesn’t stop there, though. She is exceptionally skilled in linocuts; she carves away the negative until only beauty remains. Whether you are looking at the template or the print, her work is astounding.

A linocut drawing of Zeus

A linocut drawing of Zeus

A pen and ink drawing of Poseidon

A pen and ink drawing of Poseidon

Heaven. A linocut drawing

Heaven. A linocut drawing

Hell. Linocut drawing

Hell. Linocut drawing

In the sky. Linocut drawing

In the sky. Linocut drawing

Linocut closeup

Linocut closeup

Linocut closeup

Linocut closeup

Storm. Pen and Ink drawing

Storm. Pen and Ink drawing

Heavenly city. Linocut

Heavenly city. Linocut

Wonders of the night. Linocut

Wonders of the night. Linocut

Wonders of the night. Closeup

Wonders of the night. Closeup

Wonders of the night. Closeup

Wonders of the night. Closeup

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Fight

Fight

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

Night in the darkness

Night in the darkness

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

The detail in Prokopieva’s drawings is wondrous. She captures minutia of life with precision, allowing the observer to become completely immersed in the foam of her waves in her piece, Storm, or get lost in Poseidon’s eyes, the depth of which is only known by the gods.

Her linocuts reflect an interpretation of heaven, each whirl and swirl of her etching transforming a plain template into rapturous projections.

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