Gandhi portrait for The Folio Society
February 22, 2010
This is an illustration I did recently for Gandhi’s autobiography, to be published later this year by the Folio Society. It is of course a linocut. You can see the preparatory stages in cutting the lino below. The final illustration for the book cover will be two-colour and in the classic Folio Society look with cloth-bound covers. I wanted to capture some of Gandhi’s complexity and his almost cheeky smile (I was told not to make him too smiley!).