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.
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