I thought I would post some of my earlier work in scratchboard. Beware it is not pretty...
My first ever scratchboard, completed on the Essdee brand with a scratchboard nib. I know that it is not that good but it started of my scratchboard journey and therefore I adore it. It is a bengal tiger.
For my 2nd scratchboard I got myself a craft knife and saw the improvement drastically. This was still on Essdee and is a golden eagle.
My third scratcboard still on Essdee with a craft knife. It is a golden retriever.
On my fourth scratchboard I finally started to realise that to do better work I needed to get the ampersand make and this was my last Essdee board of an Egyptian Mau Cat. I think that this is one of my best pieces to date.
Then came my first ampersand board. For some reason I have left it unfinished, I don't want to go back and rework it. It is a snow leopard.
I realised that Ampersand was the brand for me and have never looked back since. All my work from there on has been on ampersand.
I think I can safely say that I have came a long way with my scratch art. I hope to keep improving.