Okay, so here's what I was originally going to upload. My first scratchboard! I really love the medium, so it was a thrill creating this. You can expect many more to come for sure! This is a willow ptarmigan, which is a kind of "grouse" for lack of a better word, and it lives up in the Canadian/Alaska area--the tundra. This is a male in fall plumage. In summer they are mostly brown and in winter they turn basically pure white. 12" x 9" scratchboard. References many thanks to a combination of them from JWFisher and some general online photos to get the details right.
And this is your FIRST scratchboard?!? What a talent... can't wait to see more.