This border is taking much longer than I expected, probably because the detailing is more subtle than my previous scratchboard border design. Here are my two iterations from tonight's two-movie session in the Night Studio. (I'm going backwards and showing you the latest version first.)
One more session and I should be done. I want to fill in the vine that travels around the entire border.
I think with this kind of medium I need to work
larger. While it looks wonderful in its original size, it it is impossible to enlarge this and
have it look decent - too many messy crosshatch lines. My eyes get tired working so small as well. Perhaps I will try a larger format for the next one.