View Full Version : Rose in Scratch-WIP

04-06-2004, 04:30 AM
Hi folks!

I have been wanting to do a flower in scratchboard for a long time and decided to do a WIP. I haven't had time to scratch anything since Xmas and I was getting itchy! This is from a photo reference by Crias, who posted it for a WDE weekend before last and has generously allowed me to use.

I want to get this done quickly for an upcoming show so I will try to post once or twice a day.

Any comments or critiques are welcome as are any questions.

In these two images, you can see my white charcoal outline and I have made a start on the scratching. On the first one I heightened the contrast so you could see the outline, better.

04-06-2004, 02:54 PM
Here is the next update, if anyone is interested.



04-06-2004, 04:19 PM
Looks great so far Lorna. That high contrast really gives it drama. I'm sure it will be beautiful.



Thanks for showing the progress.

04-06-2004, 04:30 PM

You ROCK girl!! This is coming along beautifully!! Cant wait to see more updates!!


Charlie's Mum
04-06-2004, 05:43 PM
Watching these emerge from the darkness is just awesome - magical! :clap: :clap: Keep 'em coming!!!

04-07-2004, 12:11 AM
Thankyou Li, Bob, and Maureen!

Here's the next installment. Been scratching like mad today, but I remembered to scan once!


I will probably finish this tonight or tomorrow morning.
Bob, How's yours coming...I've been watching in the animal forum for an update?

04-07-2004, 12:18 AM
Hi Lorna,

It is coming along nicely. Very slowly, but nice. This is the most time I have spent on one yet and have a ton left to go. Dont think there is enough change that the scanner will pick up to post anything...perhaps by next week there will be.

Looking good there Lorna!!


04-09-2004, 12:41 AM
Hi Bob, Thanks and I'm glad to hear you're still scratching away!

I had a crazy couple of days, but have finally managed to finish this, unless someone sees anything they think could use fixing.

I see I forgot to mention the particulars on this. It's 8 X 10 on Clayboard Black. All totaled about 35 hours.


04-09-2004, 01:03 AM
Beautiful. The dew drop a nice finish. Your work is always exquisite.


04-09-2004, 02:27 AM
This is so darn good! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I haven't done a scratch in years. Mine never had your wonderful light touch! I ought to post one just for the heck of it! Ha. :D

Charlie's Mum
04-09-2004, 05:26 AM
Beautiful Lorna, like exquisite porcelain. I admire (and envy) your ability and dedication - where do you find the time?
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Maybe we should have a gold star award!

04-11-2004, 11:48 AM
:clap: Absolutely beautiful Lorna :clap:
The water droplet is the icing on the cake!

04-12-2004, 05:20 AM
Thankyou so much, Li, Bertoni, Maureen and Linda!

Bertoni....I'd love to see one of yours!

Maureen....I find the time because I love doing it and fortunately for me I don't have to work an outside job....my art is it! Living in a rural area, I seem to have way more time than when I lived in the city. I also have a very patient and supporting hubby, who is all for my doing my artwork.

Thankyou all so much for the support, too! I wouldn't be where I am with my artwork if it weren't for WC! and people like you, spurring me on!

04-12-2004, 10:19 AM
This is so fleshy and alive. I feel I could bury my nose in it and suck in the fragrance. I know how much patiences scratching can take. You did a beautiful job on this rose:)