Its about time we had some wildlife back on this blog, so here is a 3rd stage proof from the current Mezzotint I'm working on.
After 10 hours rocking the plate and around another 7 scratching, scraping and burnishing, I think I've fiddled around with this plate enough now. I just need to wait for delivery of a batch of Somerset paper, which should be arriving in the morning and then I can print the edition.
Whilst I had the inks out I ran a proof off from a drypoint plate that I also have on the go.
Another one more or less ready to edition.