So, in quick succession, the wood duck end game:
|Step 17: The final darks on the male.|
|Steps 18 and 19: Tone the reflections.|
|Step 20: Back to the female.|
|Step 21: More tone to the female.|
|Step 22: One little tweak to the male's face.|
Still not quite happy with the overall feel of the female I added one last run of brown in her face and head.
|FINALLY! "Shower with a Friend"|
I've struggled to photograph the steps of this piece... The effect of light variations in the studio throughout the day seem more pronounced on an image not as "contrasty" as my usual fare. I did finally get a better shot today, and for once I already have a title...
"Shower with a Friend," reduction linocut, 15" x 15" on natural white Awagami kozo.