test prints and more carving

When I am making the linocut print. I get to a point that I don’t know what areas to carve out and what to leave in. See image 1. Here I am not sure what part of the mouth to carve out to create negative space or what to leave so it will print black. So when this happens I know it is time for a test print. I ink up the linocut and run a print, then work on the carving a bit more, taking out some areas that need more shape or more white space around the image. See image 2. Then when I like the look of the relief cut, I am ready to print on the cloth. See image 3. A Bear

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