Ampersand Art Claybord that I inked myself with Speedball India Ink. The ink on the surface is important as some of them make kind of a hard 'shell' on top of the clay surface. Unfortunately this was the case so I had to sharpen my tools again and again. And my hand is aching from all the tough scratching. Sufferin' for my art! I really prefer using the pre-inked boards.
I based this on a photo of Loca the little chihuahua. My friend Joslyn Baker took the photo (she's a fabulous photographer, check her out) and with her permission I translated it into my style. The original had Loca looking the other way, I reversed it and then added the text on the left. It's from an old 'Story A Day' book that I picked up at an estate sale. It's old enough (early 20's) that it had some really offensive racial stuff in it. Don't worry, I did edit it. Hard to believe they could do that with a dog story. And for children. Come on people!
I mixed it up a bit too. Working title is "Really Big Little Dog" or "The Adventures Of A Really Big Little Dog". It's not finished, but has to be done by Monday so I best get going.