After some time slowly carving away at this print I've laid down the final colour and it's looking pretty good! As is the nature of the reduction relief print, each colour was laid down, from light to dark consecutively, by carving into the block of the last colour, meaning that in the end you are left with a block of the darkest colour but are unable to reprint those that came before. It's a one time only situation and it's rather nice to think that this series will never be repeated, and is unique to my choices in composition and colours and current skill level. All things that I have no doubt will improve a great deal as the future rolls on.
As with all of my other flora and fauna prints, this particular species is sadly one of a long list of those endangered in the UK, and is at risk of disappearing forever. For a long time I've struggled to find consistency in my subject matter, but having decided to focus on species on the brink, and to support the organisations and people who are taking steps to avoid them being lost, it's now great to be able to combine two things I am passionate about. If you have an suggestions of species or organisations, or you're a member of an organisation yourself, id be happy to hear from you.