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08-25-2014, 03:57 AM
My son's hands. I've been working on this off and on since May, but think I'm finally finished with it. I'm thinking it might be cool as part of a tripdych.
It's 16X20 on cradled claybord which I airbrushed black. I used a scalpel and a mini fg brush
Close ups...enhanced a bit to show the scratches.
08-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Beautiful work, Lorna. And thank you for the closeups! It really shows off your technique for skin well.
08-25-2014, 08:19 AM
I love the tension... awesome!
08-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Absolutely off the charts! So very, very impressive! Who is going to be on the other end? You? Your other son?
08-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Oh Honey! It's so BEAUTIFUL to look at!! AND It engages the viewer by inviting inviting them to fill in the rest of the scene, with people they know/imagine.
08-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Aw, thank you my friends. :) I'm glad you like it. I have other projects to move on to, but will keep the possibility of a tripdych in the back of mind. Perhaps it is better just to let people imagine, like Rod said.
08-25-2014, 05:27 PM
I disagree. Ha! Do the whole vision! Are you thinking of doing the handkerchief they tie to the center of the rope? Yes? :)
I meant to ask. Did you steelwool the board before airbrushing your ink? It helps with the lil factory sanding swirls. But... I guess, that's more of a issue on a piece worked heavy, with FG brush.
08-25-2014, 05:55 PM
Yes, that's what I envisioned...middle board, rope and hanky and 3rd board opposite of first.
No, I didn't think of using steel wool and the little swirls show, though not too bad after I sprayed it. I will have to leave the other 2 boards same way so it looks like I did it on purpose. :lol:
08-25-2014, 11:54 PM
I love the reflected light underneath. Great job, lady!!!
08-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Thank you Sue. :)
08-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Lorna, this is a tremendous piece. You always bring your A game.
08-26-2014, 11:34 PM
Outstanding work! The skin texture - wow!
08-27-2014, 02:21 AM
Thank you Harry and Jenna. :)
08-27-2014, 02:23 AM
Thank you Harry and Jenna. :)
08-27-2014, 02:25 AM
Thank you Harry and Jenna.
08-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Marvelous work on skin texture , Lorna
08-27-2014, 06:15 PM
I commented on FB, but it is so worthy of many more mentions. Congratulations on such a fantastic scratchboard Lorna
08-27-2014, 08:37 PM
My heavens - I've never seen such fine skin work. You constantly amaze us with the workmanship and the vision of your work.
And thanks to Rod for the tip of steel wooling a board to possibly fix those dreaded swirls. I've often wondered how to get rid of them.
08-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Thank you Venkat, Jenny and Lynn. :)
Great and unusual composition, and the smoothness of the skin is awe-inspiring
08-30-2014, 03:24 AM
Thank you Tamara. :)
08-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Of course this is a wonderfully done piece. As always your careful strokes weave into perfect skin texture.. It's a fine stand alone piece, but a triptych as you've described would be very striking.
09-03-2014, 11:05 PM
Thank you Trilby. I will be doing a tripdych soon as I get the boards. :)
09-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Lorna, as always, a brilliant piece! I just love the technique you use and it takes me back to elementary school playing tug of war!
09-12-2014, 05:53 PM
09-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Looks superb! Totally! The left hand side is excellent - the handkerchief next and finally an elephant on the right. Just sayin'! ;)
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