This is a photograph taken of the Giant Isopod block and the first proof together.
After studying the proof and considering the options, a little more engraving is done until it seems time to see the results of the changes again. Here is the block and second proof together. (Notice that the image pulled from the block is a reversal of the image on the block; harder to notice since the image in this case is somewhat symmetrical.)
Between each proof it's a process of decisions, decisions, decisions. then it's back to engraving the block. The changes that took place between the first and second proof were minor and not easily seen in these two photos. After the first proof, the dark area between the claws on either side was left untouched just in case an idea came as to what might go in there. Probably nothing will go in there and it will be removed. But JUST IN CASE, it's best to wait.