These birds are all solar plate etchings printed from plates I made from drawings done at the Australian Museum.
The first bird is a Shining Starling. Originally there wasn’t enough light in his eye (I proofed him last month) but I cut down a very small paintbrush and painted a little highlight directly onto the plate with shellac, and it worked! I printed him a few times using the blended colours on different parts of a large roller.
The next one is a gang gang cockatoo. To make this solar plate I put a piece of architects drafting film over the original drawing and traced it with Liquid Pencil. I added a few darks with a large propelling pencil. The print has been done by inking up in black and rolling over with the a large roller with a blend.