I loved my seagull drawing, I really liked the use of the background cross hatching to make the white body of the gull. The pose and composition I thought would work well as a linocut. Using the plasticy kind of lino, (not my favourite to work with) it has the advantage of picking up a shadow of pencil drawings - making the transfer of the image very accurate - and the resulting print comes out the same way as the original drawing. This satisfies me! I printed in a dark colour - just to establish if there were any lines to refine. Then onto think of the colour. The pale green/blue I've chosen will represent the darker feathers, once printed - I'll cut away the image and print with black (maybe dark grey) for the background. One of the exciting things about printmaking, is never being sure of the resulting image.
I'm delighted to be participating in the 5th Sheffield Print Fair
The event takes place between 10am and 4pm, on Sat 11th November 2017, and entry is £1 (free for under 16s). All profits go towards St Mary's charity for homeless people and refugees.