Very often prints of mine turn out pretty good. Sometimes, they are good prints that got marred somehow and sometimes they turn out to be… lacking. Whatever the case, I rarely throw them away. I keep them for experiments.
There are a lot of my old prints that have been reworked like this. In fact, I made an entire drawing book – Concerning Religious Affections – out of failed woodcuts and etchings. They provided a wonderful texture and backdrop to the atmosphere of the entire book.
The following images were taken from the drawing books Concerning Religious Affections and Family Resemblances.