Against the Grain is a reproduction block print by Melissa Holden. Melissa’s technique highlights crisp lines and shapes as well as the natural texture left from a hand-pulled block print. For the original, she hand carves the rubber and mixes her own colors.
"I find inspiration everywhere. I see shapes I like or color combinations that I find interesting, it's usually a gut reaction to just liking something I see. I usually play with these findings in my head before I sketch them out and I often alter them. The shapes, lines, patterns, colors, and space that I see are what I use to create the harmony and counter point in my designs. I usually encounter the best material when I'm not looking for it." ~ Melissa