View Full Version : White-Tail Buck-Scratchart
04-11-2003, 02:11 AM
Well, I ve been too busy to start a big project, but I couldn't "not " do any art work. This is a 5 X 7 I haven't put the finishing spray on it yet, because I think I might 'colorize' it.
04-11-2003, 06:52 AM
This looks great!! Will be interesting to see how it looks colorized! CANT WAIT!!
04-11-2003, 09:52 AM
great stuff! I love the lighting on his antlers!
04-11-2003, 11:06 AM
nice awesome work...
I have a particular love for the whitetail and would have one suggestion. Considering the level of light you have hitting the inside of his right antler and left...I'd like to see the white around the eye facing the light, the white of the side facing the light on the nose and the throat a much lighter value,
Even from great distances when deer are running full out, those white fur markings on the head and neck leap out at the viewer.
When coloring especially, like an oil painting's vedaccio or underpainting, you want to make light values lighter because their value will inherently darken from the applying of layers on top.
Wonderful job...looking forward to seeing it when finished!
04-11-2003, 11:19 AM
I just love those antlers - the lighting is awsome. Will be interesting to see it colorized if you go that way.
I also have to always have a project on the "table" at all times - can't not do any art! :D (even if I just squeeze it in here and there)
You squeezed well
04-11-2003, 12:04 PM
Lorna - u never cease 2 amaze me with yer talent - just lovely!!:clap: :clap:
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04-11-2003, 03:24 PM
Amazing! You have a wonderful talent! It looks wonderful like this but it would look wonderful colorized too. I can't wait to see the finished product!
04-11-2003, 03:28 PM
Thankyou Bob, Cathy, Larry, TJ and BT, for the encouragement and kind words.
Larry, I feel honored that you took the time to look and comment on this. I admired your work so much! I will keep in mind what you said about the white patches. I guess with having the thought of 'maybe' coloring this, kept me from making it too pronounced now, so that I could color it, and then scratch in more highlights afterwards.
The show I'm involved in is tomorrow. I'm entering 2 paintings and 8 scratch pieces. I have everything ready to go, so I will work on the buck today and see what I get done.
04-11-2003, 09:23 PM
This is so lovely!I really love how you can definitely read the different textures of the antlers,the fur,the nose. Beautiful!
04-13-2003, 12:03 AM
This is lovley!! Lorna! great Job!
04-13-2003, 08:40 AM
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04-13-2003, 11:45 AM
Lovely work. I've always wanted to try out Scratch Art but I don't want to embarass myself!:D
04-13-2003, 01:32 PM
Gorgeous work as usual, Lorna! He looks so cute! :D
04-13-2003, 03:02 PM
Nice work Lorna! :) I really like the foreshortening of the antlers, it gives it some really nice depth. Looking forward to your colorized version too!
04-13-2003, 09:59 PM
wow Lorna, this is beautiful, .....looking forward to see it coloured
.........:clap: :clap: :clap: Lynne
04-14-2003, 02:01 AM
It's finished (I think) The scan has put the color off a little...the fur tone isn't quite that yellow and the insides of the ears aren't quite as blue as it appears. The only thing I adjusted on the scan was the contrast so I don't know what happened. I got a new digital camera on Friday and when I learn how to use it, I won't need the scanner anymore I hope.
C&C welcomed and appreciated.
04-14-2003, 02:38 AM
I almost forgot to share something......we are having very unsettled weather right now...a lot of rain, some snow, and it's rather foggy. For some reason, when the weather is like this the deer seem to come to visit, more often. Tonight I happened to glance outside and there were 10 Mule Deer Does right in my front yard!! I tried to take some pictures but with the fog and early evening light, the camera couldn't or wouldn't focus. Of course that could have just been the novice digi cam operator...me! I have to learn how to use this thing and fast!
It sure was a great sight to see and I watched them until it got too dark.
04-14-2003, 12:00 PM
OMG!!!! This is absolutely breath taking - I LOVE the colored version - it's just beautiful!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
04-14-2003, 12:27 PM
Great Job!! This sure has taken off for you, and I am tickled to death that you are enjoying it!!!!!!!!! :)
04-14-2003, 02:22 PM
Lorna this is wonderful, so life like!
04-14-2003, 03:49 PM
Wow, that's awesome Lorna!! (the art & seeing all those deer!) Ok, maybe I completely missed it, but did you say how & what you used to color it? I am dying to do scratch art again, but have other projects in the way, including a commission which I need to get started on!! :(
04-14-2003, 06:45 PM
Lorna, unbelievable.....just beautiful, what medium did you use to colour?:clap: :clap: :clap: Lynne
04-14-2003, 07:31 PM
Thankyou BT, Bob, Paul, crazee, and Lynne.
As with the tiger, I used thinned down acrylics. I used acrylic glazing liquid (satin finish) to thin the paint and make it very transparent so I could layer it. I sometimes used a wee bit of water, but not much.
I am nearly finished a Loon, which I will post later today or tomorrow. This miserable weather is keeping me in the art studio instead of outside practising taking pictures with my new camera.
Thanks for looking and commenting!
04-14-2003, 11:32 PM
Just beautiful,Lorna. :clap:
Wow, that must really be something,a foggy forest with deer on your front lawn. Sounds like a beautiful place to live.
04-15-2003, 02:27 AM
Thankyou so much! It is a beautiful place; in the foothills of Alberta about an hours drive N.W. of Calgary.
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