View Full Version : "Uncle Sam" a scratchboard

07-20-2006, 08:11 AM
This is a 4" x 3 1/2 scratchboard drawing on Canson Studio-Grattage black board. Am running out of it. Does anyone know where I can get more of this product? If not, I guess I'll stick to good old Claybord!! It's the best around!
C&C always appreciated..http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2006/28168-Uncle_Sam_scratchbd.jpg

Mary Woodul
07-20-2006, 01:09 PM
This is great, Bertoni! When I see your work I tend to see it on exhibition at some fancy restaurant. It has such feeling to it!

07-20-2006, 06:43 PM
Thanks so much for that great reaction to this one!!

07-20-2006, 08:59 PM
I think it's amusing you're looking for Canson board - it's a very old (450 yrs) French company and your work definitely has an 'old World' feel - I love the look.

- Tania

07-20-2006, 09:05 PM
Thanks Tania!! I've given up looking for Canson! I don't think they make it anymore! So I'm sticking with Claybord and bought some more of it today!!!!

07-21-2006, 10:40 AM
Great stuf :clap: :clap: :clap: ... you could do a whole series of these old time ads.

07-21-2006, 11:29 AM
Thanks Chris...that's a good idea!!

10-05-2006, 11:48 AM
bertoni..i agree with Jakeally...I saw a thing in a craker barrle restaurant..i think it was a print off of a scratchboard drawing..maybe pen & ink with scratchboard..but it's of a monkery in a suit jumping "leap frog" style over soemthing....when i saw this..it reminded me of that again....so many idea's so little time..thanks for posting...please continue showing us..Rod-Man

10-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Hey Rod:
You are so right about "so many ideas, so little time"! I wish it was the opposite! Right now I have 3 scratchboards on the easel and 5 more ideas running around in my brain!! Time, time, time, time, time...where does it all go?Aaaaaagh!:D :crying: LOL

Diana Lee
10-05-2006, 01:00 PM
I would love to see this larger. I agree with Jakeally that you could do a series.
Have you tried the Essdee scraperboard, the very thick one? For black and white work I like it better. For color I prefer the claybord.


10-05-2006, 01:57 PM
I have tried Essdee and like it! However don't think I was able to find the thick version of it!!! Here's Uncle Sam a little bigger. It'll probably lose some of the sharpness in the large one.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2006/28168-Uncle_Sam_scratchbd.jpg