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Crias
08-08-2006, 11:48 AM
Another for my "out of the dark" series, which started with my gorilla (which you can see at http://www.aphelionart.com/gorilla2.html). This is 11x14 ampersand brand scratchboard done with an exacto and fine steel wool. Aprox time to complete it was 10 hours. I still see a few little things I need to fix now that I photographed it :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2006/2921-lion-scratch2-photo.jpg

A crop to show detail work.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2006/2921-lion-crop.jpg

And if this piece reminds you of another one that I did, it is the same lion, different view, and the other one was a crop on just the face, full sheet of scratcboard, but they are somewhat similar.


All C&C welcome and appreciated.

Bertoni
08-08-2006, 01:22 PM
Truly wonderful! Impressive!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

gingery
08-08-2006, 02:04 PM
Excellent!:clap:
ginger

Obedec
08-08-2006, 05:51 PM
I've missed you. I enjoy your work so much.
Karen

Mary Woodul
08-08-2006, 10:24 PM
This is really, outstanding!

Dave Slaughter
08-09-2006, 10:25 PM
Wow!!

Jakeally
08-10-2006, 10:53 AM
Stunning work Cathy as always. You have certainly mastered the steel wool, the fur is terirfic, A truly outstanding piece:clap: :clap:

Crias
08-10-2006, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. They are greatly appreciated :D

Eileenjm
08-11-2006, 02:23 AM
Absolutely stunning.:clap: :clap: :clap:

tanianault
08-13-2006, 02:52 PM
You really have a wonderful sense of value, I love how you manipulate light and dark. I have only one question: do you think that's the last thing an awakened gazelle sees before everything goes dark again?

- Tania

Crias
08-14-2006, 12:24 PM
You really have a wonderful sense of value, I love how you manipulate light and dark. I have only one question: do you think that's the last thing an awakened gazelle sees before everything goes dark again?

- Tania

Thanks Tania - I have a feeling what a gazelle sees is a bit more of a blur of grass and tawny fur flying at her (remember the lionesses do about 90% of the hunting), but I can tell you this might be what some poor bushman sees when sleeping and waking up to a very bad surprise!

Thanks again :D

brushandknife
10-12-2006, 07:53 PM
As always I am just awestruck by your work. Just absolutely beyond words. Even :clap: and :thumbsup: just aren't enough... Just... wow...
Carol

JazzieG
10-13-2006, 08:54 AM
I know it's already been said, but ... "WOW"! I'm mesmerized! Such a beautiful piece!!

Diana Lee
10-13-2006, 12:29 PM
Your work both impresses and inspires.

Diana

Crias
10-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Thanks everyone- you guys are too generous ...soon I will not fit through my doorway due to my big head :D

Trilby
10-13-2006, 04:20 PM
Hi Cathy, I love your play of light and shadow and detail in the fur, very expressive piece.
TJ

karenelkan
10-17-2006, 10:43 AM
Wow, I LOVE this!!! Very good and very dramatic!

blspencer33
02-06-2007, 03:47 PM
The image of the lion is truly a beautiful work of Art.

I enjoy drawing cats and horses. I haven't worked with scratchboard in such a long time, but your piece has given me the inspiration to get to it.

Brenda

blspencer33
02-06-2007, 03:51 PM
The image of the lion is truly a beautiful work of art.:cool:

I love drawing cats and horses, although I haven't worked with scratchboard in such a long time, your piece have given me the inspiration to GET TO IT.:heart:

Garbonzo
02-06-2007, 07:57 PM
Man, you step away from the forum for a minute or two and KA-BLAM!!! Cathy this is such a gripping piece. It's hard to look away. Beautifully, beautifully, done.

Crias
02-06-2007, 09:30 PM
Thanks guys. Harold this is actually a piece I did about a year ago, but it has been bumped up a few times :D

Celticelf
02-07-2007, 10:35 AM
Cathy, when I say this is so fine, I don't just mean great - I mean such fine work, amazingly so. Do you use real steel wool, and do you use gloves with it?