Here are two more dog prints. The first one was inspired by my brother's little rescue pooch Kira, but unfortunately, I only had a very bad quality mobile phone snap to guide me, so it really isn't a portrait. Kira is a very quirky individual with the most unusual hair style - irresistable.
Unfortunately, in my infinite wisdom, I tried to etch the plate in a batch of brand new, still warm mordant. The plate bubbles and fizzed and etched in record speed. Two minutes later, it had already bitten very deeply, so the print turned out quite dark. Rather than chuck it in the bin, I printed up a few and hand coloured them with acrylic paint, which nicely covers up the dark bits. I quite like these accidents.
The next one is a study of our deerhound Wallace who has a most elegant way of crossing his front paws. I'm still working on getting a big one of a running hound done.