Linocut in Progress: Swallows for the win

browninkIt’s funny (in an annoying, frustrating, hair-pulling sort of way) how the steps that I think will be the “easiest” turn out to be the real challenges, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

Case in point: These swallows. After all that mucking around with bits of green and the blends in the sky… a couple of browns in the branches and birds ought to have been no problem, eh?

Here’s a nice transparent brown ink.

And here’s the lovely gray that came out of it.

Swallow linocut, Step 9

Swallow linocut, Step 9