I love these dapper little birds and originally wanted to do an ink drawing of one. I came across the fantastic bird photographs of Richard Pegler and asked his permission to use his lovely clear shot of a pied wagtail as a reference.
I did the drawing, but wanted to try something a bit different. So I made a linocut print (my first) and am pleased to report that I still have all ten digits.
If you’re a bird/wildlife fan, do take a look at Richard’s lovely blog – there are some amazing pictures of owls, terns, kittiwakes, puffins and even seals there.