So this is just me dinking around on a 5x7" board - it started out as a value-scale to get a feel for working on the board (way different than the paper, just as you all said!). I don't have any ink so I played around with some dilute acrylics on the feathers/hair scraps.
On the butterfly wing I got a very neat iridescent effect in the dark parts by scratching very lightly - I'm curious if this is a method people use, as it can't really be captured in a scan and it's been awhile since I've seen a real, live scratched board.
We're going in to the big city of Denver next week so I hope to find some white board (it looks very fun to try but Blick doesn't seem to carry it) and restock on some other things!!
C&C always welcome - though this was more just random fun than any particular purpose
~~ Boots ~~