From Jack, The Story of a Beaver by Shirley Woods, illustrated by me, Celia Godkin; Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002. Jack is a chapter book that describes the life of a young beaver from his birth in the beaver lodge, through his adventures while learning to become a working member of the family, to the time when he's ready to strike out on his own. A love of nature shines in this accurate portrayal of life in a beaver family.
15 x 22.5 cm.
unframed, signed and dated below the image
Black scratchboard is covered with a layer of black pigment over the white drawing surface. This is a reverse technique in which white lines are made on a black surface using a scratching tool.