I have sketched the roses and started to engrave them.
I have left the roses for now and added the wall, meadow
and some small trees.
I enjoyed engraving the church and now I move on to sketch
the clouds and sky. As you see, I make a few marks on the block
and add the detail "freehand".
More work on the sky.
I have added more texture to the sky. I will then go back to the
foreground and the block will soon be ready to take the first proof.
By the way, this is where I work. Time for a break!
I pulled the first state and was pleased. As you see, I have identified lots of work.
My first states are usually a little "flat" and I need to let more light into the image,
as well as clearing unwanted marks.
I have nearly finished the clearing and I will pull the second state today (07.v.05).