Hedcut = a newsroom abbreviation for "headline cut": a hand drawn, uniquely stylized pen and ink illustration, used only by the staff illustrators at The Wall Street Journal. Authentic WSJ stipples are NEVER digitally generated.
I am a senior staff illustrator at the WSJ, one of only 5 illustrators creating authentic hedcut portraits. This blog is an addition to my illustration website (www.nolinovak.com)
This portrait is drawn in a somewhat different style. More linear, less dots, more like an engraving or scratch board. In reality ... harder to do (for me) than my usual technique. Client: The New York Times Magazine.