Watercolors create fast portraits. I did this one this evening.
Compare that to linoleum block reduction printing. I worked on a little (4″x5″) block based on a drawing of some of my little felted birds. I used 4 colors of ink, plus the white paper. It has taken me hours to come up with 12 relatively decent prints. This is my favorite, I like the offsetting of the ink colors. But overall, I was disappointed with them. I wanted a whimsical feel, what I got was too simplistic.
Maybe I should stick to watercolor for a while.
Carving blocks is so much fun though, and I did just get this fabulous book, The Printmaking Bible, for my birthday… Guess I will try it again.