The fun part of this was drawing with a six inch nail. I simply traced over my earlier field sketch, working into a perspex block. When printing, I smudged some ink back onto the plate, using elements of monotype to build some shadowing. If I wanted, perhaps I could tint this with watercolour or ink.
At its simplest, this is perhaps a way or recycling the contents of my notebooks into finished pieces. If I can be bothered. More interesting was a drypoint print posted by Nancy Farmer a few days ago.
What interests me is to think about how to create original works in this method not trace my old stuff. I have stood in the sleet, drawing using fallen snow and watercolour pencils on disintegrating paper. Actual rain stops play. I wonder whether I can sketch with a nail onto a hard surface in all weathers. What would the resulting print look like? Do other people do this?