For some time I had wanted to create a portrait of my friend and Master scratchboard artist Lorna Hannett. She had a great photo of herself, but she used it to create a self portrait.
The piece you see here is from a photograph of Lorna working on her self portrait, so the hand you see is hers. Making the scratchboard she is working on in this piece look two dimensional and making Lorna's hand look three dimensional was very challenging.
She later did a scratchboard from a photograph of me working on the piece you see here.