Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Back in the shadows
Success! I think.
Here we have the second linoleum block all carved and hanging out with the original reduction block. Since the belly shadow (or BS, as I like to call it) is a transparent blueish gray I figured it would be just fine to let the color interact with the entire bird body. I inked most of the right-hand side of the second block and printed away....
It took a while to settle on the "correct" value for this pesky magpie belly, but I think I've got it. We'll know for sure after the next pass. There's some brown to go into the branches, a few dark values to go into the foreground leaves and one more darker pass to the bird before it's done.