|Reduction linocut in progress, Step 6 printed|
|Step 7 ink rollup|
It produced a rather nice brown.
|Step 7 printed|
In general this is all feeling okayyyyyyy..... but I don't like how dark the birds' heads have become. And I want to start developing some of the cooler-toned rockweed that's mixed in with the more ochery bits.
This looks like a job for SOOP-er Weird Color Woman.
How about we roll some plain opaque white over the upper parts of the birds and a nice, somewhat opaque, blue-gray over everything else? That ought to do... something. Right?
|Step 8 rollup: Spot ink white and blue-gray|
Well. It's definitely done... something.
Welcome to the Ugly Duckling Stage, Part 2.
|Step 8 printed. Hmmm.|
Believe it or not, I'm actually not panicking at this point, although maybe I should be. There's a bit of wet ink glare in this photo, so it's hard to tell, but I am happier with the birds' heads. Not much of the gray color will remain in the final image, I don't think.... but it has put down an interesting base and will create some nice highlights in the darker rockweed to come. Well, that's the theory, anyway!