Reduction Linocut, hand printed with some additional colouring. 180mm x 120mm.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
I did this drawing of a Common Frog over 20 years ago in Waldendale, high up on the northern flank of Buckden Pike. At the time it struck me that it was a bit unusual to find one so far out on the moor and away from any sort of water. However, a few years later I came across another one at an even more exposed elevation just below the summit of Penyghent. Anyway to get back to this particular Frog. I did the drawing out on the moor with no other intention than just to record its presence. I thought it might come in useful if I ever needed reference for an illustration but I never did use it for anything. Whilst looking through my old sketchbooks earlier this week I came across the drawing, started playing around with some designs and came up with this ........