It’s only my second day at Hereford college but I have realized that this project is not just about realising a finished body of work, but more about improving my skills. I though printmaking was all about the plate, that if the plate was right the hard work was over but yesterday I found out it was so much more. The skill in printmaking is the coming together of all the elements. The paper has to be not too wet, not too dry, the correct thickness and texture. The ink has to be the perfect colour and viscosity and the inking up of the plate has to be even, adjusted to the effect you are trying to achieve. The skill of printmaking comes through practice and this is the aim of the project.