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 is an older drawing of mine. I have changed my technique considerably since then (including the materials I use). I still like the drawing. Old building, Venice ... ahh! Made for the Wall Street Journal. . . . . . . .