View Full Version : another kick at the FND sidewalk scene

02-03-2002, 01:45 PM
I promised myself I wouldn't mess with my drawing, but I still wanted to play with it,,so I drew it again.
This time I left the India ink on till it was dry.Then under the tap it went and this time the results were very dark. So I got an exacto knife and scratched the color back.
The scan doesn't show the details very well. I had fun-I like to play! :D I wasn't paying attention to how long it took; maybe more than 2 hours but not much.
Whaddya think, should I persue this kind of thing further? It might work better on manila tag than drawing paper. Or is it too dark and sloppy? I have zero experience with scratchboard although I like the way it looks. What I did is much rougher and less controlled(to put it mildly).

02-03-2002, 02:26 PM
Looks cool! I like the sloppiness, it gives the scene much more vitality than if everything was perfectly drawn in and colored a separate color. It makes it look a scene where people would actually show up!

02-03-2002, 03:00 PM
I agree with Dana, this definitely has vitality. I think the tecnique you used gives this personality rather than the usual look, and it made this very intense and dramatic.
I would love to see more of you using this technique...please keep pursuing more works like this. :)

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02-03-2002, 09:39 PM
Thank you for those encouraging words. I will explore this avenue a little further. I find it frustrating getting the perspective correct; maybe I'll try something more organic next.

02-03-2002, 10:01 PM
Wow, this looks great!!
I'm a bit confused to what exactly you do with the ink and the water... could you explain it to me? I love the look of it, and it sounds like an interesting technique. But only if you have time, because it probably won't sink into my head anyway. :D

02-03-2002, 10:34 PM
This is so good. It reminds me of pastel done on black. I love it. It would
look great framed and hanging on my wall! Colors are wonderful.


02-03-2002, 11:53 PM
I really like this effect. The scratchy look makes the scene very vibrant. Love the energy! Very nice work.


02-04-2002, 06:31 PM
The "technique" was mainly accidental. In the first FND drawing I washed ink over the picture hoping the ink would slide off the pastel and fill the empty bits and leave a few interesting bubbles. But it didn't, so I ran to the tap and rinsed it so I could see the picture again.It still left an effect I found interesting.
The perspective was so bad I re-drew the picture(with somewhat improved perspective). This time I left the ink on longer to see what would happen. It didn't cover enough to try scratchboard style (which I've never done either), and didn't show the picture well enough, so back to the tap, until I could see some of the picture. It was still too dark, so out came the x-acto knife and I scratched away happily 'til...well, 'til I stopped!
So now I guess it's a technique! :D I'll call it the "Oops,what'll I do now?" method.

Thanks for your interest.