I’ve made test prints of the two Fairy Tale blocks I’m working on, and am rawther happy with the results.

Two test prints

On the left is The Frog Prince. The princess lies asleep, clutching her golden ball, while the frog watches. My main issue now is the frog’s eyes. I’m finding it a bit difficult to get both direction of glance and emotional content into amphibian eyeballs. And in black and white, at that. Lots of test scribbles on the sides of my reference photos, but still not quite right. It will come to me one of these days.

In the meantime, I’ve done most of the corrections and adjustments that I noted on the test print for Rapunzel, and am pretty much ready for a final test before printing the edition. I’m looking forward to getting back to the press!

Now in the first round of drawing: Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White. Look for a sneak preview next week!