The first finished illustration for my new dummy is now done! I decided to carve the words into the image because they would be pretty easy to remove in photoshop if the text winds up changing. And I like making the text part of the final linocut.
I printed the black space pretty lightly with black oil-based ink. That let me paint over it with blue and purple watercolor to make it more interesting. Here's a close-up where you can see that a little better.
And here's a photo of the finished block right before I printed it. Now on to the next one!