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jennaboo88
03-31-2017, 12:58 PM
Just sharing a new WIP of a scratchboard. This is a small piece at 5x7 inches and my only tool so far is a #11 X-Acto knife. I'm doing this one just for fun. It will be kind of nice to relax after the last few artworks which were more demanding. This was one of my dad's steers that I took some pictures of and I've wanted to draw it for some time, now. I'm not worrying too much about perfect likeness to the reference image, as this will be more a casual piece. Just something to tinker on in the evenings on the couch. :)

I hope you'll follow along with the progress. C&C welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_1.jpg

Vivien Maloney
03-31-2017, 02:10 PM
This is going to be great Jenna! Looking forward to your updates.

tuscanny
03-31-2017, 02:40 PM
Looks great so far.

ntl
03-31-2017, 07:40 PM
That's pretty impressive. Scratchboard seems so unforgiving to me. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

jennaboo88
04-01-2017, 12:11 AM
Thanks so much, Viv! I'll be sure and post my progress. :)

Thanks, Christel. :)

Thank you, ntl. Scratchboard can be challenging, but is somewhat more forgiving than it might appear. Some repair can be done for mistakes by recovering scratched areas with black ink. However, the carved areas do show despite being covered in ink, so care must be taken when working with it. It's great fun though! Thanks for the nice comment. :)

Triduana
04-01-2017, 07:18 AM
Lovely, a progress thread :thumbsup:. I'll be interested to see how a scratchboard picture is built up, having never tried it before!

Looks great so far, I like his eye. I'll keep watching :)

chammi kaiser
04-01-2017, 11:06 AM
Now this is a work in progress I definitely be watching with pleasure. Looking great so far Jenna. Thanks a lot for sharing.

jennaboo88
04-01-2017, 11:19 AM
Thanks so much, Kay! I'm glad you're interested in the WIP. Scratchboards are great fun! Maybe you'll try it someday? :)

Chammi, that is most kind. Thank you for the encouraging comments!

Barbra G
04-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Jenna, good start. I will enjoy your progress. I agree lovely to do a small piece when you don't have to depict exactly the likeness you see. I have a large A2 commission (graphite) at present, which requires all my time and technique.

fedetony
04-03-2017, 11:52 AM
:) I'm vigilantly watching ......

jennaboo88
04-03-2017, 03:42 PM
Thanks very much, Barbra! Good luck and congratulations on your current commission! I'm sure it will be stunning!

Thank you, Fedetony. I'll have an update to share soon. :)

jennaboo88
04-03-2017, 11:43 PM
An update on the steer. The nose is mostly in place now, and I'm moving down the peak of the neck and shoulder. C&C welcome. Thanks for looking. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_2.jpg

chammi kaiser
04-05-2017, 06:51 AM
Terrific Jenna. The veins in the face are so well painted.

fedetony
04-05-2017, 09:52 AM
I'll still looking... seems to be a kind of mammal... :lol: will have to see how it tiers into a steer :D

jennaboo88
04-06-2017, 12:09 AM
Thanks so much, Chammi! I love the definition of bones and muscles and veins on the faces of large mammals like cattle and horses. Makes them fun to draw. :)

Fedetony, I do hope this becomes clearer as I move forward. :lol:

jennaboo88
04-06-2017, 12:17 AM
I've gotten the neck and shoulder in place and am just starting to get the muscles in the neck laid in place. I'm thoroughly enjoying working on this piece.

On a side note, do any of you who work in scratchboard ever get "dud" razor blades? I use #11 blades, and it seems like some of them are a struggle to work with. Instead of slicing clean, reliable lines into the scratchboard, they can gouge or drag roughly instead. Does this happen with any of you, and if so, is there a solution besides simply replacing the dud blade? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking! :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_3.jpg

KreativeK
04-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Impressive work Jenna!!!

jonc50
04-06-2017, 10:14 PM
Good work!

jennaboo88
04-08-2017, 10:16 AM
Thank you so much, Kay. I appreciate your nice comment!

Thanks Jon! :)

zunisong
04-09-2017, 10:55 PM
Wow love this one

jennaboo88
04-10-2017, 11:48 PM
Hi Kindra. Thanks so much! :)

jennaboo88
04-10-2017, 11:51 PM
Just a quick update on my steer. The muscles of the neck and shoulder are more complex than I first thought, but I like working out all those little details. The strong shoulder is fun to "sculpt". It's coming along. :)

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_4_2.jpg

jennaboo88
04-30-2017, 11:56 PM
Just posting some progress on this. I've been splitting my time between this scratchboard of a steer and a wire sculpture...also of a steer. :) My dad raises steers, so I guess these two projects are overdue. :lol:

Mostly just fleshing out the neck and shoulder and increasing the values all over. C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_5.jpg

jonc50
05-01-2017, 12:11 AM
That's looking "mooovelous" :cool:

skappy
05-01-2017, 01:21 AM
Beautiful !

jennaboo88
05-01-2017, 06:51 PM
Thanks, Jon. :lol: :)

Thank you for the comment, Robert. :)

jennaboo88
05-15-2017, 12:54 AM
Well, at last, I'm pretty sure my steer is finished. After some (hopefully) final tweaking on it tonight, I am feeling content with it. I'll let it rest a couple of days before spraying it. I do welcome C&C. Thanks so much for following along and commenting along the way! And thank you for looking!:thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2017/145712-Steer_WIP_6_FINISH_2_CR.jpg

Close-ups.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2017/145712-Crop_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2017/145712-Crop_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2017/145712-Crop_3.jpg

chammi kaiser
05-15-2017, 01:58 AM
Jenna, I have so enjoyed watching this terrific scratchboard work emerge. Thank you so much for sharing the process.

Triduana
05-15-2017, 02:15 AM
This turned out beautifully! I've really enjoyed following your progress on this piece.

fedetony
05-15-2017, 04:23 AM
Really a fine Job, Now it looks like a cow :) ... :lol:
Is beautiful... :)

Barbra G
05-15-2017, 07:57 PM
Great job Jenna, you built that third dimension so well. Re blades - I haven't really had much trouble with them. I usually use a Fiskars with a NO11 and when I want more intensity a speedball 1 or 2. Great job.

jennaboo88
05-16-2017, 04:40 PM
Thanks so much, Chammi. I'm happy you enjoyed the process!

Thank you very much, Kay! :)

Thank you, fedetony! :thumbsup: :D

Barbra, thank you for the kind comments and also for your thoughts on the blades. I may try Fiskars for a change - I currently use X-Acto refills. Thanks again! :)

anniecanjump
05-18-2017, 08:38 PM
This is really well done. Scratch board always fascinated me. Thanks for sharing the progress on it. It turned out beautifully.

jennaboo88
05-18-2017, 09:43 PM
Thanks so much, Peggy. That's very kind of you. I love scratchboard. It's a nice change of pace from my usual pen and ink. :)

jonc50
05-19-2017, 08:55 PM
You did a great job!

jennaboo88
05-22-2017, 11:25 AM
Thanks so much, Jon! :)

banananna20032003
05-22-2017, 07:14 PM
Excellent scratch work! And I like your subject that you chose. I also love bone structure and veins, as you say, they are fun to work with. Even if you left it the way it was right now, it would be perfect!

jennaboo88
05-24-2017, 07:18 PM
Thanks so much, Marie! Isn't it fun to pull out all those details like muscle and bone structure? :) Actually, the piece is finished now. You can see it completed in post number 27. :thumbsup: