crow feather

Posted: May 18, 2013 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Crow Feather by Mo 2013Crow Feather by Mo Orkiszewski (aka Crow) 2013
graphite, ink and steel point on clayboard

  1. dinahmow says:

    I enlarged this to see the beautiful definition of the barbs and the wear on the shaft. But I’d like to ask – what is clayboard?

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Diane
      Parkers Art Supplies gave me a sample pack of the Ampersand Museum Series Panels & in their words-
      Claybord is The Ultimate Multi-Media Panel- ultra smooth clay surface, archival & acid-free, our patented kaolin clay ground is applied to a non warrping premium hardboard and then sanded to a velvet finish that is very absorbent
      It is all those things! it takes pencil, ink, watercolour and scratching very well April White introduced me to it through her fine bird works

  2. Patricia says:

    speech less. and again, awed by your talent.

  3. Jlie says:

    oh my. Its like the lace you are making in its detail. You have the finest of touches!

  4. deanna7trees says:

    perfect. looks so real that i want to reach out and pick it up off of the screen.

  5. stitchingweaver says:

    this is so beautiful

  6. Eliene says:

    To draw the crows as you do, it makes sense that you can draw just one of their feathers as purrfectly as you have….CAW…CAW…

  7. margaret johnson says:

    Exquisitely beautiful, as always. You never fail to impress. ox

  8. Carol says:

    Quite extraordinary, Mo! The detail is wonderful. The clay board is obviously the perfect medium for this. Must have a look at April’s birds.

  9. Yvette Cals says:


    i wanted to tell you too how great your words are at Jude’s….white is gas

  10. Yvette Cals says:

    sorry for using facebook but my wordpress account does strange things

  11. Valerianna says:

    Lovely… I love Claybord, though I don’t use it at all – its just not for watercolors. I’ve tried the Aquabord, but, not right for my technique. Blessings of feathers to you.

  12. Crow you did it………………perfectly……….and wonderful!

  13. deedeemallon says:

    so simple, so beautiful, so Mo!

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