I printed an edition in warm black ink on a lovely Japanese paper over the weekend and had a great time, even though it was hot and humid in the studio. I don't know why exactly, but I just love the hands-on aspect of making prints, even though it's messy and I invariably end up with oily black fingers and fingernails. Somehow it reminds me of my childhood delight in making things even more than painting does.
Here's the finished print; the actual size is 6 1/2 x 9 inches. The detail below is larger than life size.
Now I'm working on the two-color version, which is tricky to figure out. Here's a detail of my final sketch, using acrylic paint and a white opaque pen on a xeroxed copy of the print; it will be something along these lines.