I guess this step shows some obvious change from Step 7 in the previous post. At this point I was trying to deepen the value change from top to bottom without going too far, too contrast-y. This was a pale blue to deep blue blend. All very transparent, of course.
|Step 8 blend.|
Looking okay, but I wanted more depth of color... so no small amount of carving later I printed this.
Why, yes. It was another blue-to-blue blend. However did you guess?
But it still wasn't feeling quite rich enough.... so....
Surprise! Another blue-to-blue blend, although these inks had some black added all the way through. It's hard to tell from these small images... the easiest place to see the differences is in the bottom third.
So all that was left were the darkest bits of the sleeping birds.
|"Wild Dreams" reduction linocut, Step 11, final. At least I think that's the title.|
This one is embiggenable with a click.
Now here's the rub. Since it took me a while to figure out how to work with the extra-large inking roller, several of the prints had first layers that were too light. I kept them in the rotation and printed them along with all the others. As a result, I have two slightly different versions of the same image. Here's the other one.
|"Wild Dreams" linocut, alternate version. Also embiggenable.|