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A scratchboard drawing of Towan, orangutan from Woodland Park Zoo, resting under a burlap sack. By Elizabeth Smith of rowntreestudio.com

Finished!

It’s taken far longer than I ever intended, but my scratchboard portrait of Towan is finished. Towan was one of Woodland Park Zoo’s beloved orangutans. He passed away…

Towan: Work in Progress Video

In honor of International Orangutan Day, here is a short video of the Towan scratchboard in progress. I do most of my scratchboard work with an X-Acto 16…

A Great Blue Heron, the Moon and Towan

It’s been far too long since I posted anything here! It was a busy albatross cam season followed by recovery from albatross cam season. I’m starting to get…

Artistic Genus at the Edmonds Artwalk

Artistic Genus at the Edmonds Artwalk April 17th, 5-8pm Windermere Real Estate/GH LLC 210 5th Ave. S., Suite 102 Edmonds, WA 98020 Yesterday the members of Artistic Genus…

Berggorilla & Regenwalk Direkthilfe

Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe (Mountain Gorilla and Rainforest Direct Aid) This German gorilla conservation organization invited me to share my gorilla artwork and experience on their website along…

The Jaguar Cubs Celebrate Their First Birthday at Woodland Park Zoo

Yesterday Woodland Park Zoo celebrated the jaguar triplets’ first birthday in fine style. They were given beautiful handmade papier-mache turtles scented with their favorite things. I’ve taken a…

Sunny Zoo Trip

I knew an errand was going to take me right past the zoo today so I took along my camera and made a stop. I’m very glad I…

Work In Progress: Scratchboard Jaguar Cub Final

Here he is! I’m looking forward to donating a framed reproduction of this to the Zookeeper’s Auction later this fall.

Work In Progress: Scratchboard Jaguar Cub (Two)

I keep scratching away at this. One of these days it’ll be done.

Work In Progress: Scratchboard Jaguar Cub (One)

This is one of my current projects, a jaguar cub on scratchboard. I’m working from a photo I took at the zoo of Kuwan, an adorable male cub….