View Full Version : "Grasshopper"...new one

10-02-2006, 05:47 PM
I saved this one to post on the new Scratchboard SubForum. It was finished last week. 8" x 10" on Ampersand Black Claybord. C&C always appreciated!

Mary Woodul
10-02-2006, 06:06 PM
Wow Burt, you really inaugurated the SubForum with an excellent example. Incredibly good!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Diana Lee
10-02-2006, 08:38 PM
Black and white scratchboard is very dramatic. Great use of the medium. I'm glad you waited to post this so you could kick off the new forum right.


10-03-2006, 05:57 AM
Excellent scratching:clap: :clap: I love these creatures and you really have done this one justice.

10-03-2006, 07:03 AM
Thanks Diana and Chris! Doesn't he look like a refugee from an outer space film? LOL

10-05-2006, 11:57 AM
cool Cool COOL!!! perfect subject....I saw a praying mantas last week and should have got the camera out!!!! what was i thinking? crappola...thnaks for posting this very cool work....Rod-Man

10-05-2006, 12:33 PM
Glad you like it Rod!!!!!:)

10-15-2006, 09:07 AM
Wow Bertoni, this is truly super scratching. Just love all the detail. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

10-15-2006, 10:29 AM
This is spectacular. I've got some photos for you from the Battle Cruise I took yesterday...tall ships and seamen. It will take me a couple of days to get them loaded...they look like they'd be wonderful for your style. The ship is the Lady Washington, also known as the Interceptor from Pirates of the Carribean.

10-15-2006, 10:46 AM
They sound great!! Love to see 'em!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Dave Slaughter
10-15-2006, 11:01 AM
Thanks for posting this, Bertoni. I've always thought insects might make a good scratchboard subject, with their hard surfaces and intricate detail. Your dragonfly was another example. One good thing about this web site is for ideas about future works. This is a great piece.
Thanks also for being the moderator for this forum.

10-15-2006, 11:33 AM
Yes, insects are great subjects for this art form!! All kinds of detail in them
i.e Butterflies!!! I've been wanting to try butterflies down the road in color on Black Claybord!!!
...and ps: I'm just the Guide on the forum and happy to help out our two Moderators, Chris (Jakeally) and Mary (mlelevier)!!!:thumbsup:

10-15-2006, 01:09 PM
I want to see a scabard (sp?) with (you know, that egyptian bug) with metallic paints! I also saw something one time with gold leaf added. Looked stunning.

10-15-2006, 02:26 PM
I think you must mean "Scarab"?...the ancient Egyptian beetle. People used the design to create jewelry.

10-15-2006, 02:37 PM
Yup, that's the one...I'm still listing from side to side.