The Shady Sketchbook
The Followup - reduction linocut. Hank Mattson, 2014

The Followup - reduction linocut. Hank Mattson, 2014

"This is Alchemy" - line etching. Hank Mattson, 2014

"This is Alchemy" - line etching. Hank Mattson, 2014

Don’t Fall - linocut on Japanese paper. Hank Mattson, 2014

Don’t Fall - linocut on Japanese paper. Hank Mattson, 2014

Self portrait as Dead Eddie. This one started way back in summer with the other textures self portraits, but took a while to really figure out. I used rocks, paper, cement, and a bobby pin for the texture. Hank Mattson, 2014

Self portrait as Dead Eddie. This one started way back in summer with the other textures self portraits, but took a while to really figure out. I used rocks, paper, cement, and a bobby pin for the texture. Hank Mattson, 2014

It’s a portrait of my dad, by the way, and here’s a slightly different version of it in terms of color. Hank Mattson, 2013

It’s a portrait of my dad, by the way, and here’s a slightly different version of it in terms of color. Hank Mattson, 2013

I finished this print earlier but never posted it because it was a Christmas present for my dad. It’s a three color relief woodcut, hand printed. Hank Mattson, 2013

I finished this print earlier but never posted it because it was a Christmas present for my dad. It’s a three color relief woodcut, hand printed. Hank Mattson, 2013

This Christmas, all the wine is all for us.

This Christmas, all the wine is all for us.

This is the final print I did for my intaglio class, done entirely using sugar lift etching techniques. The image is based on the Tom Waits lyrics “huddle a doorway with the raindogs.” The image is more of a study, something I would like to incorporate into other pieces. Hank Mattson, 2013

This is the final print I did for my intaglio class, done entirely using sugar lift etching techniques. The image is based on the Tom Waits lyrics “huddle a doorway with the raindogs.” The image is more of a study, something I would like to incorporate into other pieces. Hank Mattson, 2013

"No More Flesh!" This is a line etching based on drawings in my sketchbook of Tibetan death art. There was a small bronze statue of a man dancing win his skin that I really loved and drew. It reminded me of the struggle between man and his flesh, and I liked the aspect of his dancing. It’s kind of a grotesque image but it’s meant to be a rejoice! Hank Mattson, 2013

"No More Flesh!" This is a line etching based on drawings in my sketchbook of Tibetan death art. There was a small bronze statue of a man dancing win his skin that I really loved and drew. It reminded me of the struggle between man and his flesh, and I liked the aspect of his dancing. It’s kind of a grotesque image but it’s meant to be a rejoice! Hank Mattson, 2013

The fourth. Hank Mattson, 2013

The fourth. Hank Mattson, 2013

He third monoprint. Hank Mattson, 2013

He third monoprint. Hank Mattson, 2013

The second monoprint in this series. Hank Mattson, 2013

The second monoprint in this series. Hank Mattson, 2013