|Guillemot linocut: Step 10|
My goal was to express the striking contrast of a black bird in bright sunlight. I think the impression works better from a distance so go ahead and get up from your desk now and stand back. You need to get out of that chair for a bit anyway.
The funny thing is that when the image is viewed from a distance the light along the top of the head and bill look a bit clunky. The values run together and there appears to be a light "outline" around the bill.
So what to do? The advantage to the Almighty Photoshop is that I can mess around a bit and see if there might be a simple way to improve this with a little spot inking. It's not a horrible problem, I don't think, but it's worth exploring.
In the meantime, I'm going to turn my attention to a large(r) piece. The drawing of it is turning out to be more complex than I expected, but I'm feeling that twitchy excited feeling that comes with an idea that I'm anxious to tackle. I want to get that first ink color down NOW!
Have a great weekend, everyone... press on!