I am a scratch board artist. By using a hard board that has a layer of white clay and then coated with a layer of dark ink. I am able to use a variety of sharp tools and fiber glass brushes to etch many fine, intricate lines revealing the inner essence and emotions of each individual subject.
I use many soft repetitive strokes to make delicate feathers on a bird, heavy wire hair of the American bison, the whiskers on a kitten, and the weathered skin of an old fisherman.
Colored ink washes may be painted in to enhance a picture if desired.