View Full Version : Not another Scratchboard?

11-28-2003, 05:27 PM
Well, yes - it is, but this one is different.
I have been teasing friends lately telling them that I have been working on a large Scratchboard instead of the usual A4 size ones that I do.
Well, here it is. The Taj Mahal.....

Here is a close up of some of the details

Well, what's so different about this one?
Well, I like to push the limit at times, and at times this WAS at my limits end.
I cant say how long it took me, but it seemed like forever.
Here's why

Heres what I started with

This is what I used to help me see what I was doing.

At times even the small scraping tool was to big, so I resorted to a paperclip, still not small enough, so I went out, bought the smallest pin I could find, and taped it to a pencil - it worked.
It helped that the magnifying glass has a day glow bulb in it.

I don't think I will be going any smaller than this, in fact I might start doing some Pastels again :)

;) ;)
( all comments welcome, but don't tell me I'm crazy - I already know that ;) )

11-28-2003, 07:42 PM
Great job!!!!! I suppose you will be working for the mint soon engraving??? LOL!!!!! Not sure if you are crazy tho!! hahaha


11-28-2003, 10:23 PM
LMAO when I saw the actual size of it!

That is great. Don't know how in the world you did it, but BRAVO.

Unbelievable detail for such a small piece.

11-29-2003, 01:02 AM
Yikes !!! So much detail, so little...space. Beautifully done, esp. the light down that path. :clap:



11-29-2003, 01:40 AM
Goodness me.... how wonderful. That is so small Joe.
Just fantastic:clap: :clap: :clap:

11-29-2003, 04:45 AM
It's absolutely breathtaking:clap:

11-29-2003, 03:04 PM
I'm at a loss for words. :clap:

11-29-2003, 08:28 PM
Joe, I have to say that this is just remarkable,I am really blown away!Great job!

12-01-2003, 01:27 PM
Joe, Wow! I am humbled in your presence. Just great.


12-01-2003, 04:14 PM
Joe: If there was an Oscar given out for scratchboard, you would be the recipient, no doubt. This is the best scratchboard I've seen in many years!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

12-01-2003, 09:31 PM
Joe... whatever artistic endeavor you set your mind to you continue to inspire me! This is AWESOME!!!!!

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12-02-2003, 12:19 AM
Joe this is just FANTASTIC.....wow I haven't see anything this good Iam blown away.....HUGS:clap: