So, I joined a hand carved rubber stamp swap. Now THAT was an experience.
I didn't do so badly in the beginning.
Started thinking, okay, I can do this!
All went downhill from there, though...
If you can't tell, this was supposed to be Pon, of Pon and Zi :
WOW, that did not work. (How much do I adore Pon and Zi?????)
I have done lino carving before, and I have to say, I MUCH prefer using that, instead. You can SEE how much better I do with it!!
I was particularly proud of how close to the original I got with this pic by Edward Gorey! All freehand, too! :D
I'm going to keep going with the rubber (mostly cause I still have 5 erasers sitting around, waiting to be used, lol), but oh, how disappointing how bad I went!!