More tone separating and element balancing. The value of working with largely muted colour values interrupted by areas with a specific palette is that you’re starting from extremely simple beginnings, and each element is extremely manipulable. A special kind of coherence is easily reached. Aesthetically I suppose its a mixture of victoriana and jugendstil. My first formal training was in etching (chosen because I really liked the inked-line style of draughting from the plates of Dürer, Brueghel, Bosch, De’ Barbari and Callot to the gothic editorial and children’s/book engravings of Tenniel and, of course, Doré. Aaron Horkey and Vania Zouravliov have a great sensitivity to this chiselled, hard-edged, hierarchical type of composition.