Jessica Benhar

Creatures Great and Small

Jessica Benhar is a New Zealand-born illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. Benhar, who has a background in design, rediscovered printmaking a few years ago in an effort to work more with her hands. Her illustrations employ a combination of digital and traditional printmaking techniques.

For her Zócalo Sketchbook, Benhar’s black-and-white vignettes portray creatures great and small (and occasionally, hopping). The radial lines framing each scene add an extra dimension to her images. Benhar was kind enough to share images of her process, which involves creating illustrations using digital tools and producing the final pieces as a linoleum print, also known as a linocut.


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