Smiling Tortoise Prints

These linocuts were part of some experimenting I did this summer with printmaking. The tortoise (or turtle, I'm afraid I'm not sure which) was modeled after a ceramic penny bank my mother has always kept. I decided to try to bring his character to life, and enjoyed carving out the details on his shell, although I'm sure I didn't do him justice. Definitely came away with a deeper appreciation for people who make printmaking their life's work! There's something to be said for slow and steady when it comes to printmaking.