All pieces are Crow Quill India ink on paper. Digital colorization, 9" x 12"
These initially were meant to be etchings but after too many technical hurdles I decided to use ink with the intent to make offset reproductions. The process is very familiar to me. Whether we call this art or illustration is up to you.
The concept came from extended investigation of 19th Century scientific illustrations. The feel of those old, hand-colored etchings and lithographs chimed well with my steampunk alter ego. My collection of little Golden Nature Guides had me cherishing the small descriptions of flora and fauna found within. If I continued the project, I would keep adding fictionalized creatures for an antique nature guide of my own.