I carved out the background and a few details in the puffin's body, and then ran another transparent gray over the entire block.
|Puffin reduction linocut: Step 12|
|Atlantic Puffin, reduction linocut, 9" x 6" |
Final step. Maybe.
What's interesting is that the last color was a transparent black... which looks black in the puffin and brown in the rock. I expected it to stay warm in the rocks, but not THAT warm. I'm not sure how I feel about it... I might go back later and hit the bottom of these rocks with a transparent blue to push the base into shadow, but I'm content to sit with it for a few days this way.
In the meantime, I have to put together a quick demo piece this week for the "Wildlife Art and Wine" event at The Wildlife Experience on Saturday.
Don't they look cute in a little flock?