Aquarius 2

The great thing about scratchboard is the incredible detail you can get from the medium. The actual picture on this page titled 'These Dark Streets' is only around 5" x 5".

these dark streets

  A personal piece inspired by the Fighting Fantasy books written by Peter Jackson and Ian Livingstone. As a child I would nag my parents for a new one every time we went shopping. Alas the youth of today will rarely experience the thrill of these game books, due to everything now being digital, although re-issues were availiable a few years ago. I am collecting the originals and some are fetching high prices. My favourite books were the ones illustrated by John Blanche, especially the Sorcery Epic. Awe inspiring stuff.

The music of erich zann

  Personal work produced for myself because I loved the story by the great H.P. Lovecraft. This piece was produced using white scratchboard and watercolour. Basically paint the picture on the board and take out the highlights with the tool. Be very careful with scrapertools as my blood has ended up on some of my pics ha ha...

These dark streets web

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