The next element for this piece is a sea monster. I don't know much about this monster, except that it's from the 1550s and possibly from France. I like how weird it is, with the funny long protrusions, the shark-like teeth, and the human-like eyes that seem to be going in the wrong direction for the rest of the fish. It was a bit of a chore to carve, because it's birch plywood and the image is about 2 feet long. Also my hands got very blue from the pigment left in the board from the last printing session.
If you squint you can see a couple of vertical areas of darker brown wood where I've carved. That darker colored wood was really hard, like knots are hard, and it dulled my tools almost instantly whenever I hit it. Annoying. But I kept on going, and then it was carved.
Today I printed again. The photo below is the result of 5 or 6 applications of color. I'll need to sleep on it before I decide if I need to add more color still or move on to the next step.