Bad things almost always happen to rambunctious boys in fairytales. This is a reference to one of my favourites.

This is much looser than last week’s. Artland in Indooroopilly was having a 30%-off sale (and airconditioning, which is why I was in there) and I picked up (among many other things) some “scratch-etch” board: a shiny white card which you etch with a sharp tool and then rub oil crayon into. This is my first test-drive of it, and I’m looking forward to trying more effects and techniques, and also going for more contrast and precision.