View Full Version : Janis Joplin scratchboard

11-13-2001, 09:08 PM
This is on black scratchboard 20"x24"

Rose Queen
11-13-2001, 11:34 PM
As one old enough to remember her live in performance, I'd say you've caught her essence well. Bravo!

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11-14-2001, 12:09 PM
Lovely!! :)

marilyn h
11-15-2001, 07:01 PM
Very nice!

11-16-2001, 08:14 PM
I like the shadows in this work, very effective. Also the intricate work on her jewellry.

Have never tried scratchwork, must be a real test for the mind to work in reverse as it were. :)

11-27-2001, 05:43 PM
:clap: :clap: Absolutely STUNNING :clap: :clap: Very nice scratchboard work Calleorange :D How long have you worked with this medium? I would like to know a little more about scratchboard techniques and the materials used. Maybe you could post a small list of these here? Please post more :cat:

11-27-2001, 09:06 PM
Thank you all for your remarks, it means alot me.
I've been working in this style for 14 years now. This scratchboard was done in '96 for a friend who's a big fan of janis and myself. I mostly use a number 11 x-acto, and a reg. SB nib found in the calligraghy sec. of art stores. I draw in pencil on the scatchboard. It's only visible at certain angles or under bright light. I draw from photos, as my work at this size can take up to 40 hrs. I used to take any photo, Xerox it into black and white then start making it darker and darker till only the highlights show up. I wouldn't think about what I was drawing, just drawing the white spots. Before I'd know it, it would come alive. Granted, that was when I first started. I had no way to learn any technique, seeing there aren't many books or ways to refrence scratchboard out there. I have posted more of my SB's in the Other Mediums sec.or you can goto my website and see alot more.
p.s. I also love to draw in pencil, and your right to say it isn't taken, as serious as, other media.
p.s.s. I went to your site.......your work is awesome!

12-02-2001, 07:24 AM
As a native Texan, and one old enough to remember her in live concerts I am very touched by this piece. She had a strong personality, strong voice, and heavy heavy soul. You captured it all. I REALLY like your work :clap: :clap:

01-23-2015, 12:51 AM
Greta job. Janis and Big Brother was the very first 'live' band I saw at the Avalon Ballroom in SF back in 1966. I was 16 then. You didn't have to walk up the steps, just stand there and vibrate up. :lol:

01-23-2015, 08:55 AM
Awesome Scratch, your friend must have been very pleased to get this as a gift!!:thumbsup:

01-24-2015, 09:27 AM
This takes another little piece of my heart..... Baby. Great subject ( I've believe I've seen this same image done a couple times before ) nice traditional scratchboard work. I applaud your hand drawing. Post some current work? Thanks for posting this beauty.

Harry Seymour
01-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Nicely done.

01-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Nice one... would love to see more!