Cormorant in scratchboard technique. The original is available.
As an bird artist I’m constantly try to capture the unique and pure characteristics of the avian behavior in my works. At the same time I want to show the unseen and often not recognized beauty of certain species. Especially the cormorant is not everybody's favorite kind bird and often hated by fisherman. It is a shame, when a species get such a bad reputation evaluated by a minority. My artwork shows the true beauty of the bird, their stunning plumage in all it’s glory.
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.