View Full Version : Skull With Horns FINISHED
07-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Sorry I have been away so long. There is a variety of reasons, but I will not waste time with explanations. I will try to keep up with this thread.
This is a fun but large piece. The reference is from B Jefferson Bolender on Flickr. The board is 16 x 36.
I am including the full size and a close up along with detail. Mostly I am using a scalpel, but I am also using a pointed nib on the scratchboard tool.
07-19-2014, 11:34 PM
This win rock!
07-19-2014, 11:57 PM
Glad you're back! This going to be such a cool drawing. Love the proportions and the scratching so far.
07-20-2014, 07:54 AM
It's got a great, foreboding start.
07-20-2014, 01:38 PM
Not a scratch out of place! I'll never post closeups again!!
07-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Thank you, Ann!:clear:
Thank you, Hector! You better no stop showing close ups!:lol:
07-21-2014, 05:39 PM
A little change of pace huh? Very cool, Diana, and I'm with Hector.
07-21-2014, 07:50 PM
This is harder than doing people, maybe because it is different, maybe not.
Here is the latest scan.
07-21-2014, 10:48 PM
Interesting textures. It's going to be a big one.
07-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Looking great. You would have to really observe hard to get the textures right in this. Looks like you are doing!
07-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Thanks Angela! That is what drew me to this image, the long, long horns.
Thank you Patrick! It is a great challenge and I am having fun!
07-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Amazing as always.
07-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Here are some more scans. I realize some of these are blurry in spots, but I have to scan it in tiles and put them together. My scanner is 12x16 and the board is 16x36.
07-24-2014, 08:47 AM
This is mind blowingly good. Switching back and forth between the full view and the closeups makes one want to say, "What?! It's just a bunch of plain scratches, no way!"
07-26-2014, 12:45 PM
Thank you Becky,
Here is another update...
07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Holy mackerel!! This is fantastic, Diana!
07-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Moving along! Does anyone here know what kind of animal this was?
07-28-2014, 09:01 PM
So wonderful to see something new from you Diana. This is just spectacular. I always appreciate your closeups as well.
07-28-2014, 09:53 PM
It is probably some kind of bighorn sheep. It sure is wonderful.
07-29-2014, 06:42 PM
Absolutely fantastic Diana
07-29-2014, 09:15 PM
Beautiful! I love the soft textures of the smooth bone.
07-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Thank you Lynn!
Thanks Sydne, Sally Maxwell has me believing it is a type of Argali sheep from Afghanistan called Marco Polo. It is the closest image yet, (except for maybe the Bantha, as pointed out to me from my friend Anthony!)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2014/5-rotflaugh.gif For those of you not into sci-fy the bantha is a creature from the Star Wars movies.
Thank you Jenny!
Here are some more updates...
07-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Expert job on following the contours of that horn twist, Diana. But of course, you have that expert's eye! :clap:
I REALLY like this one, 'cause I'm such a bio-nerd. :D
I'm just in the mood to use smileys today . . . :cool: :wave::cat:
08-01-2014, 08:40 PM
I am getting towards the end now. I have finished a lot of cleaning and filling in. I think the skull part is just about done.
Here are a bunch of scans.
08-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Absolutely brilliant, Diana. Wonderfully rendered. And I love the image. Thanks for sharing the closeups. Perfection!
08-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Thank you Hector!
This seems to have taken forever, but I believe I can now stick a fork in this one. It was fun to do, but I am glad it is done. I won't spray it for a few days, so if any one sees any mistakes please let me know.
08-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Wow, this turned out gorgeous, Diana!
08-19-2014, 12:04 AM
08-19-2014, 01:11 AM
The whole thing is a big mistake, you need to forward it to me immediately so I can dispose of it for you!!
This is so good!!
08-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Different subject done superbly!! Simply amazing.
08-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Thank you all so much! This was fun, but I am ready to work boards more my size. My shoulder needs a break and my dining room wants the giant work table out.
08-19-2014, 11:46 AM
I'm not much of a fan of skulls, but the textures, forms, and spiral surfaces make this a great, almost abstract piece, and of course the workmanship is superb. Congratulations.
08-21-2014, 10:33 AM
08-21-2014, 04:04 PM
What a killer work... love it!
08-25-2014, 03:21 AM
I love the longer format of this...it suits those horns perfectly. Of course the wonderful scratching goes without saying. Love it!
08-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Gorgeous... I love the horizontal composition... stunning.
08-27-2014, 08:20 PM
Utterly fantastic! Still shaking my head in disbelief...
08-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Intricately and precisely accomplished. A striking piece. The horns are magnificent.
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