This week features the topic pick of our 3rd Place Winner of the TLDB Scavenger Hunt, Adam Laarsen! Adam's pick: Lord of the Rings Villains.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Yep. I'm late with this entry. Here's my tarot card art for last week's topic.

"Thirteen" ... ink on 8"x10" claybord by Robert Elrod. This was my first attempt at using claybord. The packaging said it was a great surface for ink drawing. It's a very slick surface and the ink does NOT react to it the same way that it does to paper, obviously. That being said, once I got rolling with it, I didn't feel too uncomfortable. I think it's a surface that I will probably use again. Perhaps next time I'll get one of their black claybords and trying doing it completely with an X-Acto blade (scratchboarding). I did a little scratching on this to see how I'd like doing that. Honestly, it was kinda fun. I need to get a different blade for it, however.

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  1. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Digging on this.

  2. Yeah this came out ill mang! You should have come out last weekend! :p

    1. Thanks so very much, Mr. Awesome! Wish I could have been there Saturday night but that migraine had me to where I could barely see at times. My head was killing me. :-(