It has been a long time since I’ve been happily head-over-heels into a drawing. While I have chosen a beautiful reference image for another ink drawing (hint hint, it’s a big cat), I was drawn to an image that I have been wanting to try in scratchboard. Well, the scratchboard won out for now, so here is my latest project.
This is an 8×10 inch scratchboard. I am using an X-Acto knife and another scratchboard tool for this. It’s got a ways to go before I can call it finished, but I thought you might like to follow along with me.
The first stage.
The second. As you can see, I did not feel right at all about the eye, so I inked it over again. It’s still not right, so I continue to built up the face and hope the eye makes more sense later.
Just slowly moving across the board, filling in the cheek, the hair, the chin, and so on.
I’ve worked on this some more since the above images, so stay tuned for updates. Thank you very much for looking. Comments are always welcome and appreciated. 🙂