See the Seagull

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.