For years I have enjoyed life drawing. When I started seriously drawing the figure again back in 2007, my line became much more confident, and as a result I ended up with some pretty good contour drawings. These drawings stayed with me, and I always wanted to do something with them. Last week, I figured out what to do.
I took my drawings and photographed them, then sized them down to 4.5" wide in Photoshop. Next, I transferred them to some linoleum blocks and got busy. A day's work later, I had 5 blocks carved out. I printed them separately and as a group. Here is the result of a group of four print:
The color is awesome, isn't it? It is Pantone 2727, which I had leftover from some invitations I printed earlier in the day. I found out that regular offset-press ink works just fine on my etching press, which means I can get Pantone colors at my neighborhood ink shop. Very pleased with that knowledge, and the result.