This scratchboard piece was the first scratchboard I had done in about a year. I was drawn to this piece because of the contrast between the darks and the lights in the wrinkles of the shirt, and the bright whites and the dark darks made the piece interesting. The pieces of hair and the delicate nature of the face proved particularly challenging. The textures on the horse’s face were difficult to create, but the fiber-glass tool made creating the textures easier. This piece was challenging, but I worked through the problems and created an interesting composition through the lines and values.