Just recently attended a line drawing and pattern workshop at the Lady Franklin Gallery by the Art Society of Tasmania.  Had a go at producing this peacock in Scratchboard (8 by 10 inches on Ampersand Scratchboard) using the information provided by Carol Sheppard who is a Zentangle accredited teacher. I used her philosophy that there are no mistakes, every unplanned line is an opportunity, if in doubt “aura” (outlining existing patterns), relax and enjoy and do the patterns that come naturally to you!

I also posted this piece on the Facebook page for International Scratchboard artists and got some very pleasing feedback!