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lorna12
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2004/11613-rose_1.jpgA.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_2.jpgA.jpg

lorna12
04-06-2004, 02:54 PM
Here is the next update, if anyone is interested.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_4.jpgA.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_5.jpgA.jpg

lisilk
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.

Cheers,

Li

Thanks for showing the progress.

myorca
04-06-2004, 04:30 PM
Lorna,

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

Bob

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

lorna12
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!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_6.jpgA.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_7.jpgA.jpg

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?

myorca
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!!

Bob

lorna12
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2004/11613-Rose_finished.jpgA.jpg

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

Li

Bertoni
04-09-2004, 02:27 AM
Lorna:
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!

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

lorna12
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!

sassybird
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:)