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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


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…

wild rooster scratchboard rowntreestudio.com

Annual Small Works Show at Gallery North

Annual Small Works Show Edmonds Gallery North 401 Main St. Edmonds WA 98020 Opening reception: Sunday, March 8, 1-4PM Third Thursday Art Walk: March 19, 5-8PM Come see…

scratchboard rooster by rowntreestudio.com

Scratchboard Rooster

I’m having fun with inks and clayboard! Yesterday’s project was this rooster with a serious expression and an amazing hairdo. This piece and others will be available for…

scratchboard, ink, saw-whet owl, rowntreestudio.com

Scratchboard Demo: Northern Saw-whet Owl

After all the work I’ve been doing on the albatross and wheat artwork I felt a need to do something loose and relatively carefree. I turned to clayboard…

Experiments with Scratchboard

Although scratchboard work typically involves scratching through black ink to reveal a white layer, there are a variety of ways to involve color in the process. An artist…

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….