For a bit over a year I've been building up to committing a new piece of art. The main component is the recognizable, engrossed (calligraphy) version of the Declaration of Independence. While many would have [...]
It's been a while since I've done a straight-up scratchboard piece. Even I get into the habit of dipping into the color well, so it's a very pleasant change when I go back to the nibs, pins, and erasers of plain ol' black & white scratch work.
Some images stick in your head from the moment you see them. One of these for me was seeing the awesome power of the burning fuel exiting the engines of a Saturn V rocket during lift-off.
Finished work on the latest hunk of art. With "Four Ristras", the underpainting was done with acrylics and a "hairy stick" while most of the refinement was done by shooting acrylics with an airbrush. I'd actually started out