I finally got around to doing a new scratchboard piece! I’d had a couple of friends over for cocktails about a week ago and, while visiting my studio, one of them mentioned how much he liked one of my earlier scratchboard works. I opened up my closet and found a roughed out crow already on a piece of board patiently waiting for my to take a blade to him. He actually appeared in an earlier post here.
For a change, I thought I’d just “wing” this one (har har) which is not my typical thang. I like to plan stuff out incessantly. Probably more than I should. So, I just started scratching away, with the idea of the mystical properties attributed to Ravens over the centuries by many different cultures floating around in the back of my head. I didn’t want to simply portray one specific legend but instead make a conglomeration of stuff.
Here’s what I came up with! He’s 5″ X 7″ and finished with a wash of blue. Caw!
Reblogged this on Conceptual Art.
So cocktails lead to creativity? I’ll have to try that. Nice corvid, by the way.
Great job! Brings Edgar Allen Poe to mind.