Artist Calls Accepted Artists
Belmont, Massachusetts USA
Scratchboard is traditionally used to capture feather and fur in animal portraits. Far more rare are attempts to evoke scales and skin. For this piece I wanted to try something different. This portrait was done of Nola, who died earlier this month at the San Francisco Zoo. I was inspired to do this portrait by the beautiful wrinkles and textures that rhino hide has. Their skin is as individualized as our fingerprints. Every wrinkle in this piece is true to life. RIP Nola.
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