Another work that I started like two years ago. I started it for a demo on how I do my color techniques. I colored about half of it for that initial demo. Since then it has traveled to a few other workshops with me, and demo by demo it got closer to being fully colored. This past weekend I taught my first 'advanced scratchboard techniques' workshop and we talked about color a lot in that workshop...so it got some more color there. After so many 'little bits of color' I decided to just finish it up. The far right side of the parrot was cleared totally to white and I airbrushed the gradient from black to green.
This board is 8"x10" and the reference photo was taken by Suneko on Flickr and used under creative commons licensing.