I ended up making another print during winter break. A snowy owl! If you can’t tell already, owls are probably my favorite animal, maybe besides a horse. I think I like this one better than my previous print that I posted about, Riptide.
It was a small block size again, 5×7, so carving out the background wasn’t all that challenging. After I carved out everything to my satisfaction, I did some test prints.
I ended up carving more of the grass in front of the owl. I thought it needed more definition. Then came choosing the colors of the paper I was going to print on. I found that the white was to stark for this print. I immediately thought of colors that were associated with winter. Icy blue, a pinky lavender, and warm toned grey that tended towards tan. I think my favorite color ended up being the tan color.
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