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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Coot Number 2

I have returned to the coot sketches and am planning another print to be a companion to Rook. I am not sure if or when I will be able to find the right sort of wooden typeface so might just have to cut it myself. I have doubts about my ability to do this but it would be good practice.

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Black and white thumbnail.

I made a rough proof and scribbled on it a bit with white chalk to  see what more I need to cut away. I made quite a few colour roughs but in the end decided it will just be black and white this time, like Rook.

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Inked up plate and first proof

After a bit more cutting away, proof number two.

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Lots more experiments to come with this one :)

2 comments:

Kirkside Cuttings said...

Beautiful!

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Great character. I like coots. A few years ago I discovered their feet are blue. Blue! Imagine having bright blue feet!