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09-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Here is a little clayboard I tried. 8 x 10 with mostly ampersand inks. I saw an interesting technique on Facebook, which was demo ed by Mark Hufford, which I used on this board. Not sure I am quite on board. (Pun intended). The bg turned out looking so celestial, I tried to have the horse appear from it--but not sure if I should extend the back legs out of the board or anchor the horse with some sort of shadow, or just leave it alone. :confused: Opinions welcomed! Sean


09-21-2014, 10:55 AM
Leave alone, it's beautiful and ethereal. Can you describe the technique used for the background?

09-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Thank you Tj for your comment. Here is the facebook link to Mark Hufford's demo video. I found the method very intriguing, as you never know how it will turn out. I think I saw your work on the facebook scratchboard group, so hopefully you can watch it. :) Sean

Katie Marie
09-21-2014, 01:02 PM
Wow this is gorgeous. I love the celestial feel. :)

09-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Thank you so much Katie!

09-23-2014, 06:58 AM
I also really really like this Sean. I would leave the legs as is but maybe I would anchor them with a shadow or an ethereal suggestion of a bush or something that they are behind. Doesn't really matter because it's excellent as it is.

09-23-2014, 08:29 AM
This is beautiful! Really nicely done. :)

09-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Wow, it does look great.

Harry Seymour
09-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Nicely done.

09-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Thanks so much for all of your positive comments. I'm still in a quandry about what to do with it, but I do appreciate the comments! I think I could safely ink a light shadow into the bottom, but I will loose some of the interesting patterns in that part of the board. So I think I might gently scratch a little more lower back legs....Will post an update when I finish.

Thanks, Sean