The gerenuk is an antelope native to East Africa... which is, of course, why I found them at the zoo in Denver. They are crazy, skinny, ungainly things to draw, but they have sweet tan faces with big, white circles around their big, brown eyes. A portrait might be nice.... and "just" three colors. Basically. Mostly. Kind of.
First carving of the linoleum block. For the brightest whites, of course. Rolled up in a transparent blue-gray ink to create some shadows.
Not much to see here, but the first color went fast. "Simple," I told myself. Again.
Second carving. Pay no attention to all those little lines I started drawing. This is a simple image.
Second color printed. Piece of cake. Now for some fun... the orange-y tan color of the overall face and neck.
Good. Great. Nice. Three colors down, breezing right along.
This is a mammal. It has fur. Fur would look cool. I can't just leave a big flat shape, can I?