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Karen Rankin Neal

A Red deer stag with 15 points, almost a monarch, hence his title! A large scratchboard @ 24in wide x 36in, this artwork was a few months in the making. I always enjoyed creating art of these beautiful animals.
With special thanks to Karen Deakin, a photographer from Edinburgh Scotland for the reference photo.


24x36 inches in size, he would be almost lifesized


What is Scatchboard?

Scratchboard (North America and Australia) or scraperboard (Great Britain), is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Scratchboard refers to both a fine-art medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink. There is also foil paper covered with black ink that, when scratched, exposes the shiny surface beneath. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork. Works can be left black and white, or colored.

‘The Monarch To Be’ by Karen Rankin Neal

$3,500.00 Regular Price
$3,150.00Sale Price