In an extension on my scrapper paper experiments. I have been playing with clay board. Now scrapper paper is like a version of scrapper board. As is clay board. With the clay board you start with a white board, coated in a fine ceramic film. Then you apply a couple of coats of your favourite ink (in this case a Langridge drawing ink (Carbon Black)). Once dry you scratch back though the black surface to reveal the white. It is a wonderful working surface. Where the paper version tends to grab you nib or scraping point as you scratch, the board is a much smoother working surface. This results in finer and has more fluid lines. I have created this image of the Owl and the Pussycat as it is one of my favourite poems. I plan to do some more illustrations from this poem.