The Crane and the Crown

This work depicts a South-African crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), which inhibits east and south Africa. It is a wonderful challenge to create the contrast and structures of the birds plumage and head feathers in this technique.

The scratchboard technique allows a very detailed work of black and white pictures. A scratchboard is of a wooden panel covered with a basic clay layer and the surface is stained with black Indian ink. White lines were generated by scratching the surface and the remove of the ink coat.

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Original Painting

Crowned Crane
7" x 5" | 2016



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