This is a piece I did for my printmaking class a couple years ago, and to this day it's still one of my favorite things I've made. It's an 9x12" reduction linocut, meaning part of the design was carved into a block, then printed, carved, printed, and repeated for the desired amount of colors. I printed about 12 of these (2 or 3 were mistakes or off center), and this reddish one is one of my favorites. If you'd like to see a couple of variations, you can find them here and here
The project's theme was "Mapping," and I felt like really stretching that idea and mapping out a story within the tiger's stripes (which was hell to carve XD). The story itself is pretty self explanatory, but I'll still leave the finer details up to interpretation C: And yaaaay shiny lights everywhere!
Critiques always welcome. And if you're interested in buying one of the original prints, I'd be happy to show you the color variations I have left.
Main reference: www.napleszoo.com/photo/images… (although I remember having several tiger faces I was staring at, this was the one I looked at the longest)
Married to a miser, the futakuchi-onna rarely is given enough to eat. After starving for long enough, her body compensates by growing a second mouth in the back of her head. The second mouth has its own conscious and can sometimes be heard whispering things. While the woman herself isn't seen eating, the second mouth will eat twice what she normally would. It uses the now-prehensile hair to pick up food like tentacles.