And the fourth reduction, which I just finished tonight... OUCH:
I almost didn't post this, because it came out soooo bad. But everything is a learning experience, right?
- I got a little too anxious towards the end of this, and carved away WAY too much because I was in a hurry, hurry, hurry to get this done.
- The water kind of kicked my butt. It was the first time I carved water though, so I can't be too hard on myself.
- The coots. Okay, they came out bad. I didn't want them to come out totally, 100% anatomically correct, but in my quest to be... expressionistic... they came out really poorly. They don't look like coots. They don't even look like ducks. The black & gray shading is really bad because I don't know the bone & muscle structure of birds and probably should have studied it a bit before going at my MDF gung-ho with the carving chisel.
So in the end, this woodcut edition will be going in the recycling bin. Better luck on the next one??