Scratchboard and Ink
12" x 36"
The first of my black and whites for the San Diego County Fair. A challenge to be sure - motion, water, feathers. I used my dremel for the water which was really cool. It saved me a LOT of time and I'll definitely use it again! It was nerve wracking trying not to dig too deep with the tool but it made the swirls and dots of the water go quickly.
I photographed a group of these birds on a beach in Santa Cruz last year - they were running in and out of the surf catching something that I swear had four legs. Turtles?? they were tan and slimy looking but really small and tough to see in the best of my pictures. This was my favorite shot of the day.
Here is a close-up shot