|Reduction linocut in progress: Step 10
And now I can no longer avoid the bird. It's a small thing (Literally. It's maybe an inch and a half long), but a big thing... if you know what I mean.
|Step 11 detail
|Step 11 printed
So NOW I can really start try to resolve the creator of all these lovely reflections. An American coot has a dark gray body and a black head, but I wanted to suggest at least a little light hitting the bird, so I left some lighter gray-brown areas when I rolled out... Another transparent gray. Darker this time. But still gray.
Here's a detail:
|Step 12 detail
Okay, so close now! I think one last dark transparent gray... not quite black... will do the trick.
But first, the overall image at Step 12:
|Step 12 printed
The final dark finished off the bird, plus I carried it down a little way into the reflection... you know... 'cause that's how reflections work.