Just part of the herd

We have been talking about collaboration and the power of a group of people set towards a similar goal in my drawing class. This has coincided with the start of our linocut unit so as a preliminary exercise I have the students cutting and printing as many cows as possible over the next couple of days. Below is the beginning of the herd and hopefully the beginnings of a few printmakers too;)  

 

Students were given almost no direction about the cows. The only rule has been that during class they couldn't look at any kind of cow reference. 

 The herd in the beginning

The herd in the beginning

 Nothing here but us cows  

Nothing here but us cows