Page 1 of plant studies:
Some quick, intial thumbs:
(I wanted Tarzana to be a large, robust woman carrying a small and dainty John)
Eventually settled on a composition shaped like so:
After thumbs I do a clean sketch version:
Followed by by a color test/study using tracing paper:
Steps not shown in my tedious routine include a bigger, finalized sketch which I ink; the 9 stencils I have to make for exposure; and of course the actual printing itself.
"Tarzana and John"