but I couldn't leave well enough alone and kept futzing around until I over-worked the drawing. Plus I slightly under-etched it in the processing stage, so the end result was definitely darker than I had initially intended. While not so bad in itself, it took on a significantly different mood than the others in the series. I also waged an ongoing battle with the dark areas filling in and had to modify my ink a couple of times and re-etch the stone half way through the edition.
The image on the left is filled in while the right image shows the correctly printed piece.
Oh well, printing always has a way of keeping me humble. I think as the series progresses that this image will still has a place but it will sit at the further end of the dark spectrum. Tomorrow I'll print its border and savor the process of graining this particular image off the stone.