I remember now that she was sat opposite me and I hastily drew this sketch of her in ink as we conversed. Then sometime later I took a photo of the sketch as it lay on my table, with my notebook alongside it, and used the SketchPad app to scratch in somedefining light and shade. But I forgot and only when my phone had to be restored to an earlier incarnation did it resurface. It is a fair likeness and a reminder to me to draw more.
To begin, I made a collagraph – which is a textured plate to print from – I used glue, sand, and tearing and etching to make this:
I used this and crimson ink to print on paper, then I overlaid a screen of thick tracing paper over the top to play with opacity and definition – (I actually have a further idea of the final item I want to make, it is based on but quite removed from the results here, it will appear here later if I manage to make it…)
At the same time I etched with a pin a sketch of the full moon into a plastic plate. My plan was to print this in black onto the tracing paper but my experiments lacked the definition I wanted, so instead I drew the moon in pencil onto thinner tracing paper and placed it between the print and the thicker paper.
The final print:
An ink sketch of a dead fox I chanced upon.