Illustration Friday: Climbing


This is a quick (<1hr) scratchboard & digital illustration. I was going to do an illustration for Jack and the Beanstalk, even though it doesn’t have scissors in it, but reading Nancy Bird Walton’s autobiography (between her and Isabella Bird any hypothetical children I may have will be lucky not to have Bird as a middle name) and then watching Valkyrie this evening swung me in favour of early 20th century aviation, about which I would like to learn more and get hold of some model planes for reference.

Here are some progress shots:

Climbing in progress

3 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Climbing

  1. I think this is simply beautiful; am amazed at what can be done by combining an older technique (scratchboard) with the newest digital technology. That particular use had never occurred to me but it certainly works very well.

  2. Thanks Will. I do enjoy using the two together. And I’m sure I replied to your comment before and thanked you for the book but it doesn’t seem to have hit the blog.

  3. Kathleen,

    I did see a comment you made about that book, and I should have replied to that! But I am pleased you received it, and hope Ryle is a blessing to you.

    Thank you also for continuing to share your art with all of us, who are blessed by it!

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