View Full Version : Resting Spots-Leopard-scratchart

05-22-2003, 02:43 AM
I have been working on this off and on for quite awhile and I think I better call it finished before I wreck it. I lost track of the hours I spent on it but it must be close to 80 hours all told. I'll be doing a companion piece to this one, some time in the future. I found the photos I used for reference online and wrote and asked for permission to use them and got it.

11X14 clayboard black

C&C welcomed

Paul Hopkinson
05-22-2003, 03:15 AM
Lorna this is excellent work! Can you try and get a close up of the head so we can see the detail a little more?
Corr, where do your talents end?:D


05-22-2003, 06:58 AM
What a comfy-looking cat. Great job, Lorna! :clap:

Peggy Gross
05-22-2003, 07:59 AM

Peggy G

05-22-2003, 08:16 AM

You have outdone yourself! A spectacular job. I cant wait to see the companion piece you are going to do.
Very well done!


05-22-2003, 08:58 AM
Another beauty,Lorna!You have amazing patience,and it really pays off.


05-22-2003, 10:49 AM
Beautiful Lorna!
You must have gone crazy doing all those spots!! Love the tree wood too.

05-22-2003, 11:12 AM
This is excellent!!! Beautiful!!!

05-22-2003, 12:20 PM
GORGEOUS again Lorna!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Margaret Dent
05-22-2003, 12:50 PM

it's breathtaking! You did a wonderful job on it. It's hard to believe it's stratchart. I love the pose and the serenity of the cat.

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05-22-2003, 01:43 PM
Cute! Bautiful! Excellent!!!
this is sooo cool. i love it.

05-22-2003, 03:12 PM
he looks comfy!! i want to curl up next to him and sleep too:D good job!

05-23-2003, 02:31 AM
Thankyou Paul, Crazee, Peggy, 'King Bob' (hehe), Heather, Twyla,
Gemma, BT, Margaret, RachelG, and echidna!! Your comments mean a lot.

Yes, Twyla, I'm still seeing spots!!
echidna, I don't think there's enough room on the branch! lol

Paul, here's a closeup of the head and it's followed by a closeup of the tree. It looks kinda weird, taken out of context (so to speak)


Thankyou all again for looking and commenting.

Paul Hopkinson
05-23-2003, 03:04 AM
Lorna this looks even better close up. You have done soooo much detail, I can see why it's taken you about 80 hours to complete it!

Do you need specialist tools for scratchart? I've always imagined you or Bob using a sewing needle or something!

Just gorgious!:clap:


05-23-2003, 03:27 AM
I have used a needle and I know Bob uses one, but on the the last couple I've done, I used an exacto knife. It has a fairly fine point and I find I can get very fine lines, with very light pressure, or heavier ones when needed, with a little more pressure. There are special tools for sratching and I have them, but rarely use them, except on occassion I use the fibreglass tool. I used it this time on the tree trunk.

I've been meaning to ask...have you tried out the cp's yet?

Paul Hopkinson
05-23-2003, 03:41 AM
Sadly Lorna I havn't had the opertunity to try out my new CP's as yet due to work commitments.
I am planning on having a go at maybe a horses head on Sunday, just for a first time test so with the Primas and the Stonehenge paper I hope to produce something reasonable. Well let's see anyway!

I've finally finished sharpening all of the 72 Prismas, talk about a challenge! My electric sharper which came from America cut's out for two minutes after sharpening just one pencil so you can imagine how long 72 have taken! Probably due to the converter I have to use from your two pin sockets to our three pin, then the difference in power yours is 120 compaired to our 240!

05-23-2003, 08:41 AM
Lorna, this is simply amazing. All your hard work and perseverance really paid off in an incredible piece. I find it hard to believe it's scratchboard. Looks like pen and ink. I know nothing about scratchboard -- how do you get the color?

05-23-2003, 04:11 PM
Hi Monica,

When doing the tree I went over it with watered down India ink, scratched more, and did that several times. India ink looks black but when used this way it looks almost sepia colored.

Scratchart can be colored though, with acrylic paint, colored pencil (I haven't tried that yet) water color or colored inks(haven't tried that either)

05-23-2003, 07:23 PM
Yes, it does look very sepia-ish. Thanks, Lorna.

05-25-2003, 11:24 PM
This came out beauitful....I sure hope one day to be 1/2 has good as this....Outstanding


05-26-2003, 01:22 AM

After having a look at your website, there isn't a doubt in my mind that you will be able to do this!!! Your art is wonderful no matter what the medium is.

Great stuff!!:clap: