Preliminary studies (left) of female Eider for the illustration on page 55 of Signals for Survival (shown above) of Eider defending brood. 190 x 175 mm.
Layout drawing (left) for the illustration on page 13 of Signals for Survival (above) – Lesser Black-backed Gull taking chick. 285 x 220 mm. Eric Ennion's pencil notes on the layout are transcribed below.
85 wd Text: this would easily accommodate 85 words of " TRACKS " text at 4/5 words per line. If it is essential to have
a wider block of text then the drawing could be bled off 1" in from R border (to middle gull's tail) – but preferred as it stands if possible.
NB Short of adding numbers or arrows (which we'd prefer to avoid!) this "lined-up" sequence is, I think, the best way of reinforcing the involvement of the same chick.
Images © The Estate of E A R Ennion / Oxford University Press 1970