"Eye Am Watching"
Black Ampersand scratchboard
done with #11 scalpel and a few other tools
colored with watercolors
Reference photos from African Wildlife Reference, used with permission
My goal on this was mainly to practice eyes, with the bonus of different types of fur. I used Photoshop Elements 11 to crop the original photos and make a composition out of this. I started out with all small rectangular images like the zebra once I started the artwork found I didn't like it that way. Most of the images were added to later to blend them together more. I am happy with this one, but if I ever redo it I would use a larger board and move the animals apart a bit more to blend them together better and leave a bit more black (negative) space.
It still has to have it's spray coating, but I'm waiting for warmer weather to spray. My studio is pretty cold right now.