Generally, when I carve blocks for prints (typically for stamping), I use Speedy Carve rubber blocks from Speedball. This time, I wanted to create an image which I intend to be kept for the block, so I decided to carve into linoleum that has been mounted on a wood block. It's definitely not as easy to carve but, when heated using my heat gun, it is a treat. It's been a long time since I carved a lino block so it's definitely having it's challenges, but I do like the way the material accepts fine cuts, unlike the rubber blocks. And, of course I had to carve a crow...they are my favorite after all.