Once again with this image I had to recut it several times. This first time I didnâ€™t plan out the textures well enough but tested it out anyway. Once it started to go wrong I just used it as a test piece to try out some marks etc. I wasnâ€™t happy with any of it really but it gave me a good opportunity to mess around and figure out what marks should or shouldnâ€™t go where.
Test printing another cut that wasnâ€™t successful at all gave me an insight into what I was doing wrong and what could be done to correct it. I wanted to see what certain areas looked like in black and some in white, so this was a good opportunity to check up on this. From this cut I then went on to create my final and successful cut. Through the trial and error process I managed to figure out the best outcome that I could achieve.
Iâ€™m happier with this final cut. The metal was hard to describe with the lino and it was difficult to achieve a mid tone, so this one is slightly different than the others as it doesnâ€™t have that middle value as much - only ever so slightly to describe the wooden texture inside the iron maiden.