I just finished a thirteen hour day of cutting, recutting, proofing and printing. The illustration job is done, delivered and approved.
The textures of the clouds were made by engraving serpentine lines at about a forty-five degree angle and then making a series of horizontal cuts on top. I was pleased with the finished result but it was hard work on eyes, hands, neck and shoulders. As promised, here is a small section (actual size) :
The ink is cleaned off the slab and my aching neck and shoulders are headed for a hot bath. I'll take a break from engraving tomorrow and work on a design.