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KKing
09-20-2014, 01:07 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Sep-2014/1089532-10521982_523168984484027_7186629691234977299_n.jpg

Hi everyone! This is me current project, I've been working on it for a few days now. It is 12x20, this is just a zoomed in picture. I'm taking a picture of it every 10 minutes or so, I'm planning on making a timelaps video. CC welcome!

XQB
09-21-2014, 07:00 AM
What a fantastic start, Kendall! Stunning!

PatrickHedges
09-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Yup! A fabulous start!

ggart4u
09-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Looking great!

Trilby
09-21-2014, 10:52 AM
You could quit right now and have something fabulous.
TJ

KKing
09-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Thanks! I think I'll keep going ;)

KKing
09-22-2014, 04:45 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2014/1089532-image.jpg

Here's an update! Thanks for watching :)

Rodman
09-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Wonderful project....! Really nice!

goatmilksoapgoddess
09-22-2014, 09:32 PM
That sure is looking good so far.

Harry Seymour
09-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Great.

KKing
09-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the love! Here's my update...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2014/1089532-image.jpg

Finished the leg and moving onto the shell now. Not sure how I'm going to tackle it. Thinking I'll scratch with steel wool until white and then ink over it.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to best ink an even coat of gray?

KKing
09-27-2014, 01:40 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2014/1089532-image.jpg

Here's another update! Been working at it all day. Thanks for watching.

Foxyheart2002
09-27-2014, 02:10 AM
:thumbsup:

PaintDog
09-27-2014, 03:37 AM
Looking great, Kendall!

I love the "old man" faces of these tortoises.

Bertoni
09-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:

ggart4u
09-27-2014, 08:23 AM
It just keeps getting better and better!

Diane Cutter
09-27-2014, 09:03 AM
It's looking fabulous...

Inthefog
09-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Great job!

Obedec
09-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Love it!

KKing
09-28-2014, 01:23 PM
I think I'm finally done. CC welcome!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Sep-2014/1089532-Galap_Tort_.jpg

Also, I want to put this up for sale, but I don't know how much to charge. It took me upwards of 50 hours of work and it is 12x20. How much would you expect to pay for a board like this?

goatmilksoapgoddess
09-28-2014, 02:11 PM
That is just spectacular!

KKing
09-28-2014, 09:43 PM
I made a timelapse video of scratching this out. I want to do it with a tripod set up and have it take a lot more photos. This is just my first try :)

http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d13660165k1746314o1/tortoise

hectorstudio
09-28-2014, 11:14 PM
This is a gorgeous piece. You made small work of that shell, didn't you!? Fantastic.

fire angel
09-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Beautiful!! The textures are fabulous!!

PaintDog
09-29-2014, 06:00 PM
He's wonderful Kendall! Great job!

As for pricing it, you know what a challenge it is to price work and there are so many factors involved, but I'll throw a number out there: $1000 for this guy. Established scratchboard artists with a following and consistent sales of originals would charge much to a lot more.

It might help to take a look at the ISSA exhibition catalog from this year, sizes and prices are listed, you can do some calculating.

http://www.scratchboardsociety.com/uploads/7/0/7/1/7071626/issa_catalog_2014_proof_5_8_14.pdf

There have also been a few threads discussing pricing in the scratchboard artists' group on Facebook, these might help as well:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/14010698466/permalink/10152542024623467
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14010698466/permalink/10152499797963467
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14010698466/permalink/10152332802248467

ggart4u
09-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Fantastic work!

As for prices... Ann has good info. I would also consider prints to help offset your time. That's helped me on some pieces where I've invested hours and hours.

KKing
09-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the advice!

banananna20032003
09-30-2014, 11:22 AM
OMG, he's beautifully done!! Amazing work on a fascinating subject.

JennyD
10-02-2014, 03:46 AM
Oh WOW

VENKAT
10-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Kendall very Impressive .
Venkat