View Full Version : Fish and a glass

01-11-2013, 06:46 PM

Title: Untitled
Medium: Scratchboard
Dimensions: Image is 9x12. Board not cut yet.
Had trouble posting in Structured Critiques. If possible. Please move there. Thank you.

Combination of scratches and pointillism done with a needle.

Any feedback is welcome but I'm curious in particular about thoughts on too much balance. Also, any thoughts on darkening the fish?

01-13-2013, 08:03 PM
hard to find a crit
i like his peeking at me
i like the twisted
i like the bubbles
i like the base light
i like the fish uncontained
cool piece


01-13-2013, 09:37 PM
Very fine piece your skill and patience must be boundless. Watched a girl do this at a local art show not as good as yours but very interesting to watch.
No crit's but lots of admiration

01-14-2013, 08:38 AM
If you darken the fish, he may fade into the background, if anything, a tiny bit more highlight on Mr. Fish so he has a wet sheen? Just a thought since you asked...
It's so well done & imaginative, gotta agree with La- Very Cool!!

01-14-2013, 09:05 AM
Darkening the fish, seem not a very good idea as described by Apriljoy.
Maybe you could darken it if you made the background around the fish lighter.

The only thing I would change is the upper right loop of the straw.
A bit more contrast between it and the background.

For the rest: Love it:)

Going to try my hand with stippling on scratchboard soon.
Love too stipple with pen and inkon paper never considered scratchboard for that..
Thanks for the inspiration:thumbsup:

01-14-2013, 04:16 PM
Thank you all for the information and compliments.

After staring at a picture for so long. I don't think I see the same picture everyone else does.

Thanks again. The help is appreciated.

Glad to inspire another. Good luck with scratchboarding, arisos.

01-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Very well done. I can learn a lot from you, so let's not turn things around. :)
It' a masterpiece.

01-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Very nice, the fish is like a flatlander entering a 3d world. What is possible?

01-23-2013, 02:10 PM
I like it a lot. A darker fish would make it less obvious on first glance, but I don't think you need to do that.

01-23-2013, 09:19 PM
It is whimsical and beautiful
No crit, I have no experience with scratchboard

01-24-2013, 03:54 AM
Wow! very nice.
Darkening the fish does not seem to be right to me...would rather suggest enhancing the highlights on the fish :)

Katie Black
02-01-2013, 06:45 PM
Wonderfull!...I would not touch a thing on this one.

02-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Wonderfull!...I would not touch a thing on this one.

Uh oh. Now I'm in trouble :crossfingers:

At least they were little changes. Just a droplet on the tip of the straw and a puddle below. Also added more shine to the brightest spot on the fish. However, that change doesn't show up so well in the pic.


02-03-2013, 04:15 AM
Very, very pleasing to the eye! Lovely shapes and super light reflections..

Mike :clap: :clap:

02-12-2013, 05:21 PM
Amazing pieces!

02-12-2013, 07:12 PM
Oh what a lovely and unique piece. Delicate and imaginative. Nice execution. I like how the fish is starting to appear out of the background-that's the way fish appear in the oceans and lakes. You don't see them all appearing at once. It is mysterious and sets a mood. I have never seen this kind of art done beyond the little kits in art stores. Wow you have opened my eyes to the possibilities! Beautiful.:thumbsup::clap:

02-13-2013, 06:58 PM
This is definitely Pretty Cool and I like the drop.