Or is that a flock of tiny sparrows?
Whichever way you look at it, this was fun! Six colors on a linocut only 3" x 3"!
I forgot to take photos of Color 4, and only just thought of it as I was adding Color 5. We now have a non-convention-conforming image in the string. Appalling.
Rusty head color, which ultimately only shows in 2 spots on the little critter's head:
Color 5, some green in the grass:
And Color 6, the ubiquitous black-or-near-black:
Despite my inability to hold the camera square to the image, a closer look at the finished beastie:
I'm enjoying these little prints for a couple of reasons:
- They're small and don't take much time, so I can work on them even when I only have 30 minutes or less to spare.
- They're small and don't take much time, so provide semi-instant gratification.
- They're small and don't take much time, so "Oh, oops, DUH" comes more frequently and tightens the learning curve.
The next round I want to answer some aesthetic questions. I've been feeling that familiar itch to threaten my comfort zone.... YOU know what I mean.
Not sure when that next round will start, exactly, since I've had to clear the table to get back to a couple of illustration projects, but you'll have a front row seat. Promise.