View Full Version : "...As an Elephant's Eye

10-12-2006, 12:32 AM
Tee Hee, I just had to post on the new sub forum, this is so great to have a dedicated home for scratchers.
I just sold this one.He took a couple of ribbons as well. He's 5x9 on Ampersand Clayboard black done with a straight pin and a breakaway blade (I like those better than an exacto as I can always get a sharp point). uh oh, compression grimlims have taken their toll. He's not as fuzzy nor as dark in RL.

10-12-2006, 07:34 AM
I can easily see why this guy took those ribbons!!! The detail is stellar and you can't beat a straight pin for fine scratchboarding!!:thumbsup:
Great to see your work here!!!!:clap:

Diana Lee
10-12-2006, 11:39 AM
I do believe scratchboard is the perfect medium for elephant hide. You did a great job on this, he deserves ribbons.


Mary Woodul
10-12-2006, 03:13 PM
I can't believe the detail in this. This is so good!

10-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Burt, Dianna, and Mary, good to have you check this out, thank you for your comments. He was really a lot of fun to do and was the right proportion to use an 8x10 board that arrived damaged.

10-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Great detail here. How long did it take you? I have wanted to do an elephant, but the time too do that skin seems daunting!!

10-13-2006, 04:15 PM
Hi Cathy, he took about 16 hours; I took him on as a challenge to see what I could do, especially after seeing Lorna's elephants. I want to do a larger one now.

11-17-2006, 08:20 PM
TJ, I just happened upon this, browsing the site here and there...I saw your name, thought it was you, checked it out. Boy, am I glad I did.
This is just spectacular, I love it!!! The detail is amazing. I am staring and staring at what you've captured and all I can say is...


:) Cindy

11-18-2006, 01:37 PM
Wonderful TJ!

11-19-2006, 08:11 PM
I have always wanted to do an elephant in scratchboard - will do one some day. I downloaded yours (hope that's OK) as an inspiration.


11-27-2006, 12:12 AM
Hi Cindy, Karen and Cheryl, good to hear from you. I've not been on site for a bit and am glad to see all the posts here. Cheryl, my work is, of course copyrighted, but to keep it for inspirtion is just fine and flattering---I do that all the time.

12-15-2006, 08:18 PM
I Freak'n (can i say "freak'n" ?) LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!This is something extra....outstanding....brb..i'm picking myself up off the floor.....thanks for posting.....Rod-Man

12-15-2006, 11:14 PM
TJ this is an awesome piece. Thanks for showing it. It gives me something to aspire to.

12-16-2006, 12:48 AM
Hey, Rodman, that floor must be cold, thanks for the praise, puts a rose in my cheeks. Harold, you flatter me; I've been inspired by your work. Thanks to both of you.

Dave Slaughter
12-16-2006, 08:36 PM
All I can say is, Holy Cow! Congratulations on the ribbons. This is great.

12-17-2006, 12:12 AM
All this holy praise is putting a blush in my cheeks. Thankyou.

12-17-2006, 12:03 PM
may i ask what it sold for?

12-22-2006, 03:22 AM
Sorry to be late, just noticed your reply. Yes, since I post prices on my web site I will answer that. It was in the gallery at $295. My framed scratchart hanging in the gallery is priced around $6/sq.in depending on the complexity of the piece. With a little calculation you will recognise that my non gallery pieces on my website are priced slightly lower and are sold unframed. I will include a frame at a higher price.I've been able to successfullly raise my prices over the past year as my work has continued to grow in development and is gaining a following.