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joemajury
01-07-2004, 05:57 PM
Hi.
You might have thought I disappeared of the face of the earth, but since my last post about the miniature Scratchboard of the Taj Mahal, I have been VERY busy doing my latest one.
I swore I wouldn't do another small one, as it was a nightmare, but, yes, you've guessed it, I went one further, and cut the size down in half again.
Here is the starter kit ;)
One piece of Scratchboard 380mm x 250mm.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77765&stc=1

Next, the finished piece ( about 2 months later )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77766&stc=1

Next, a closer pic of the full image

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77767&stc=1

Now, a couple of close-ups

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77769&stc=1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77772&stc=1

Last time, I used a paper clip, small pin and a LARGE magnifying glass with a dayglow bulb, this time I had to resort to the 3 smallest needles I could find, and I taped them to the tips of pencils.
Even with the magnifying glass, the eye strain was terrible, this REALLY is the last time, I am going to go so small - honest ;)

myorca
01-07-2004, 06:26 PM
Joe,.....Are you nuts???? LOL This is simply incredible!!!!! I imagine the next one you do is going to use an electron microscope?????? LOL All kidding aside, this is spectacular!!

Bob

sassybird
01-08-2004, 03:53 AM
:eek: Where on earth was your mind when you took this on? Joe, I work small, sometimes very small, but never on scratchboard. I would be blind by the time I finished it! You got incredible detail in this piece. With the background scratches it looks like the tower has just settled again, and that is all the dust rising from around it. Ok, now when are you going to do an article on your technique?:angel:

Sonia
01-08-2004, 04:58 AM
This is really amazing! I often paint watercolour miniatures, but nothing as detailed as this!

Great stuff!!

debmorbeto
01-08-2004, 07:34 AM
Wow.

Jakeally
01-08-2004, 08:25 AM
Unbelievably tiny :clap: :clap: Superb work Joe :D

TeAnne
01-08-2004, 08:31 AM
Fantastic Joe
I wouldn't have the patience for that small. Or the eyesite for that matter. Well done. :clap:

joemajury
01-08-2004, 12:17 PM
Thank you for all the above comments.

TeAnne, your right, this is not one for the faint - hearted, plus I could only work on it for about 20 minutes at a time, the eye strain was incredible.

Sassy, there really isn't enough in this to make an Article about it.
Its just as you see it, a small piece of Scratchboard stuck down onto a surface with double-sided sticky stuff, then the use of my make up scratching tools, plus the magnifyer I showed in my other thread, and a pair of X4 craft glasses to magnify the image even more.
Very intense work, but relaxing all the same.

Jakeally - debmorbeto - Sonia - myorca - thank you.

I have to admit to having an idea for another such picture, I think I MUST be nuts lol

PS:- Whats an electron microscope?????? , and where can I buy one ;)

Joe
;) ;)

lisilk
01-08-2004, 05:00 PM
You've lost your mind....beautifully so.

Li

msue
01-08-2004, 09:33 PM
:eek: PHENOMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap:

Bendaini
01-08-2004, 11:12 PM
WOW, that is absolutly amazing Joe.

There was once something on TV about a guy who painted Van Goh paintings on the head of a pin using a really big magnifying glass and a tiny little hair from... i think it was an elk.

You've joined his caliber I think, and on a grand scale.That is just beautiful.

Should you ever do this again (and you know you want to ;) ) you might want to invest in a pair of magnifying glasses.

tadpole
01-10-2004, 05:06 PM
Joe.

Your scratch board art is incredible. If I tried doing something that small and detailed it would look like an earthquake had struck and I would have mad Italians hunting me !

joemajury
01-11-2004, 09:07 PM
Its obvious to me that a lot of you didn't see my first thread of this sort.
I did the Taj Mahal, but in this one of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, I almost cut the image down to half the size.
I DO have a good magnifying Glass, and whilst using it, I also wear good x4 magnifying glasses, so the work is about 1 inch away from my face - literally.
Here's a reminder of some of the images I posted last time round.
In the magnifyer, you can see a day glow bulb which really helps working in such fine detail.
I used a scraper which I filed to a sharp point, and a paper clip, also filed to a point, but now I'm on to three VERY fine needles, attached to pencils, they work fine.
The biggest danger working this size is eye strain, you can only work for short periods of a time before having to halt because of eyestrain.
Any more questions - please ask.

Joe
;) ;)

Leaflin
01-12-2004, 08:56 AM
Joe you never cease to amaze me! :clap:
I had missed the Taj Mahal and am glad you added it to this thread.
I am convinced that there isn't anything you can't do when it comes to creativity!!!!

joemajury
01-12-2004, 05:58 PM
Joe you never cease to amaze me! :clap:
I had missed the Taj Mahal and am glad you added it to this thread.
I am convinced that there isn't anything you can't do when it comes to creativity!!!!

Why THANK YOU Mam!! :o :o

Joe ;) ;)

shoozles
01-13-2004, 12:02 AM
Hi.
You might have thought I disappeared of the face of the earth, but since my last post about the miniature Scratchboard of the Taj Mahal, I have been VERY busy doing my latest one.
I swore I wouldn't do another small one, as it was a nightmare, but, yes, you've guessed it, I went one further, and cut the size down in half again.
Here is the starter kit ;)
One piece of Scratchboard 380mm x 250mm.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77765&stc=1

Next, the finished piece ( about 2 months later )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77766&stc=1

Next, a closer pic of the full image

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77767&stc=1

Now, a couple of close-ups



Now, that is AMAZING!

Michelle

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77769&stc=1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77772&stc=1

Last time, I used a paper clip, small pin and a LARGE magnifying glass with a dayglow bulb, this time I had to resort to the 3 smallest needles I could find, and I taped them to the tips of pencils.
Even with the magnifying glass, the eye strain was terrible, this REALLY is the last time, I am going to go so small - honest ;)