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Bertoni
10-07-2006, 08:02 PM
What are you working on these days?
I'll start it off with this one..."Dragonfly"
It's a 5"x7" on Ampersand White smooth Claybord. Used black india ink, Penstix 0.5mm india ink pen, and some FW acrylic transparent inks. I haven't done much scratchboard with color...so I look upon this as an experimental. Not much color in it, but its a start. Here's a WIP and the finish.C&C...I wonder if the WIP is better than the finish???????????? Did I get carried away?
Hey, it's an experiment!! I'm learning!!!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2006/28168-WIP_Dragonfly.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2006/28168-dragonflyfin0001.jpg

Obedec
10-07-2006, 11:20 PM
I have quite a few, however, this is my latest unfinished. I started it tonight. It's on an 14x16 clayboard...way big for me but that's what the owners wanted. It is the sequel to the picture I did in the spring for them. I didn't like it so I gave it to them with the promise to do a better one...then I lost all the pictures I'd taken. Fortunately, they come out here for mini vacations so I was able to take a lot more pictures. She's a black dog (English cocker, just cocker in the UK) and I'm considering taking the black background out, but it has to be done by next tuesday. I'm going to put a second smaller full body picture of her too, with her yellow ball.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2006/48983-shasta_take_2.jpg

Bertoni
10-07-2006, 11:50 PM
Obedec:
Looks like a heck of a good start. It'll be interesting to see what it will look
like with the black background out if that's what you decide to do.
WOW! 14x16 Claybord, the largest I've done is 8x10!!! Just bought a 14x18 to work on one of these days!!

Mary Woodul
10-08-2006, 08:16 AM
Burt. Good start on the dragonfly and the finish. This thread will be good for those like me that don't know anything about scratchboard and have no idea how it starts or what the process is.

Karen, what a cute Cocker. Reminds me of one I had. This is looking like it will be a good one.

Diana Lee
10-08-2006, 01:46 PM
I am working on two at the same time. The first is a WIP I already have listed here, the two tiger cubs using ink on scratchboard. The second is an 18 X 24 portrait of my friend Sally using color pencil on scratchboard. I am having problems with the floor in the Sally scratchboard. I was drawn (no pun intended) to the light from the blinds striping everything.

I usually scan my images for posting, but with the Sally picture I took a photo of it so it is not as bright or clean as the original. There is a detail of the scratching in her hair and sweater.

Diana

Obedec
10-08-2006, 02:38 PM
Man oh Man, Diane, when I grow up I hope I'm as good as you. You know, I'm working on my third piece where I've painted the board and then scratched. All because of your tiger.
Karen

Bertoni
10-08-2006, 03:12 PM
Diana:
What sensational work! :thumbsup: You've really got the CP and scratchboard combo nailed!!:clap: :clap:

Diana Lee
10-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Thanks Karen, I'm glad to hear you are using color and very eager to see what you have done. I like your spaniel.

Burt, I like what you have done with the dragonfly. The first one looks like a cave painting.

Diana

Bertoni
10-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Diana:
Thanks for looking! Glad you thought so! It's one of my first attempts at color and looking forward to doing better with the next one.

Mary Woodul
10-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Diana, fantastic work on the portrait. Love the colors!

Bertoni
10-15-2006, 11:39 AM
Working on a sunflower on 8"x8" black Claybord and sketching an old 1937 Plymouth in prep for a 5x7 Black Claybord (my mom had one way back when)!! I think that when you really are into a subject like that, the result turns into a satisfying finish!!? What are your thoughts on that???

LoreneT
10-16-2006, 11:22 PM
Hi all!

I'm doing a scratchboard piece in memory of the resident "office cat" of the local SPCA.

I'm going to be searching these forums for tips, but I'd really appreciate it if someone could reply ASAP here... in theory you can re-ink and re-scratch, but no matter what ink I use it's not the same "shininess" as the original ink. How can I make it more matte? I am planning to use the Ampersand Claybord fixative on this, will that even out the reflective parts?


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2006/69142-boboinprogress.jpg

Obedec
10-16-2006, 11:58 PM
What kind of scratchboard are you using? AZTrillium turned me on to Higgins Black Magic for ampersand boards...you will still see something if you get up close. I'm sure there are some other people that can answer you better, Diana, Kathy? I think you have a beautiful start.
Karen H

Obedec
10-17-2006, 12:00 AM
Here's an update on Shasta. I had to convert the color to black and white because the light turns it brown. I'll try to get better pictures in natural light tomorrow.
Karenhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2006/48983-Shasta_done.jpg

LoreneT
10-17-2006, 12:49 AM
What kind of scratchboard are you using? AZTrillium turned me on to Higgins Black Magic for ampersand boards...you will still see something if you get up close. I'm sure there are some other people that can answer you better, Diana, Kathy? I think you have a beautiful start.
Karen H

I'm using the Ampersand Claybord. I guess like other artists I'll always see the mistakes. :) Higgins Black Magic... check! Thank you!

Obedec
10-17-2006, 09:41 PM
Here's the last of Shasta. It was started before this board and all I can say is the next one will be done with help from this group...I like things about it, but after reading posts, I can do better and will. I definitely got the personality, but there are technical details I need to improve upon. I included a close up.
Karen H
Oregon coasthttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2006/48983-Shasta_done_color.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2006/48983-Shasta_Close_Up.jpg