|Eider linocut: Step 5|
The flat light blue of the previous pass was only to provide some shadowing in the male bird, so after just a wee bit of carving I was able to add this slight blend of blues... medium to dark to medium again. The female in the background remains very cryptic, but I think we'll start to get a feel for her in the next pass.
|Eider linocut: Step 6|
And there she is! Another slightly variegated ink rollup... this time a brighter blue on top and more gray-blue towards the bottom.
I'm pausing now to contemplate whether I want to add another layer of color in the background or leave it subtle like this. After that it should be just two browns, mostly in the female, and a black for the darkest bits of the male.