This week I've been working from my sketchbooks, transforming drawings of mice done last weekend into collagraphs. I prepared four MDF plates, filing the edges to protect the press and blankets, then sealing them with a few coats of hard ground (Lascaux). The images were developed using pastelground for the dark areas and stop out for the lighter parts. I was reasonably pleased with the intial proofs, though as always more work is required! The first two were printed using Burnt Umber, the other two with a combination of the Umber and Raw Sienna. Anyway, have a look at the results on my Collagraph page and see what you think.