drawing, scratchboard

Springtime

This is the most recent scratchboard drawing I’ve been working on. It may be finished. I’ll have to be with it for a while more until I decide if it needs more adjustments. I’m happy with how it’s going. Originally the image was quite different–done with fine lines and different design elements that I eliminated. I then used a tool that created the wider lines of white and very quickly, almost feverishly, worked on the image.

The idea for the image came from the many crabapples that were flowering around the city last month. As a child in another city I always wished the flowers would last forever as I stood under them looking up into pink with blue sky beyond. In place of myself, I have put admiring birds.

I had trouble with the photos for this work. That’s because it has many overlapping lines that didn’t show up well once I decreased the image size for this post. So, in addition to the image of the whole work which may look a bit fuzzy, I’ve included some close-up segments so you can better see what’s going on.

Springtime, Scratchboard Drawing, 9” x 12”
by Lily S. May, 2021
Springtime Detail, Scratchboard Drawing by Lily S. May, 2021
Springtime Detail, Scratchboard Drawing by Lily S. May, 2021
Springtime Detail, Scratchboard Drawing by Lily S. May, 2021

*You can also see some of my work at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artsofmay/ *

2 thoughts on “Springtime”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s