New Scratchboard – “The Last Prince”

 

This work, of an Amur Leopard, was something of an experiment.  My goal was to finish this in full blended color, whereas in previous works I had limited the color to certain areas or else applied only one layer of ink.  I wanted to achieve a look of depth to this fur with darker underhair receding below lighter guard hair.   Before completion, it required four layers of scratching and five of ink.  Easily the most I’ve put into any piece thus far.  I believe it was success and though I still vastly prefer the stark look of a black and white board, I can see many more similar to this in the future.

 

The Last Prince – critically endangered

Scratchboard, 8X10.

 

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