This is a sequence of photos of the beginning process of illustrating a honey locust seed pod on white scratch board.
The contour drawing transferred to the scratch board
The entire contour filled in with india ink using a #4 round synthetic watercolor brush
The interior contours transferred onto the india ink with a white transfer paper (like carbon paper only white)
This is a series of photos showing my process in creating an illustration of a bonsai tree using pen and ink on scratch board.
This is a sequence of photos showing the process I used to create the scratch board illustration “Bee Line”.
I’ve been experimenting lately with Derwent Inktense pencils on Ampersand Claybord. This is a small illustration of a song sparrow on a 6″ x 9″ panel. (Image is 4.25″ x 6″). The Inktense are a water soluble ink pencil, and unlike watercolor pencils, once dried a washed layer does not lift when rewetted with subsequint layers of color.
This portrait of a Great Horned Owl is done on scratch board (9″ x 7″) with colored ink added.
This graphite portrait of a Great Horned Owl is done on 8″x10″ Clay Bord. The surface of this panel allows for the application of dark tones which can then be scratched into, leaving very fine details of light against dark. (Notice the fine lines of the edge of the light feathers against the dark area of the owl’s bill.)
My Illustration “Bee Line” pen and ink on scratch board, is now available as a hand colored open addition archival print. Please contact me for details at email@example.com.