fieldfares multiblock in progress

fieldfares multiblock in progress 101‐5696 fieldfares multiblock in progress   20 x 25 cms 
Managing to have another go at the fieldfare theme right at the end of the day… hoping to overcome the ‘locked in ‘ feeling of the reduction print by using multiple blocks. Ironically this first proof is a reduction print and has the airier feel I was after… the subsequent multiblock print (necessarily multiblock because the ‘bodies’ of the birds had been cut away to give the detail of patterning) was comparatively stuffy but maybe with the example of the initial reduction print I can change that.
With these blocks I feel like I’m starting to trust my direct cutting more….  approaching the block of wood with the gouge with no preparatory drawing  is exciting.