View Full Version : Female Cardinal

12-06-2006, 06:22 AM
This is a female Cardinal all puffed in the cold. It's 9"x12" on Clayboard Black. I intend to colorize it but thought I'd post it as is since it's the first time I've used the good scratchboard. The clayboard is deffinately more fun to work on and it allowed much better detail than the scratchpaper I was using. I had a hard time putting it down. I think I'm hooked. :D

12-06-2006, 09:40 AM
It's very lovely :) The result is astounding ... keep on scratchin'

12-06-2006, 11:41 AM
Thankyou very much Lou. I truly appreciate it. I think I'm hooked on scratching already.

12-06-2006, 01:18 PM
That is so good...and in color with the gouache it's even better!:clap: :clap:
You should be hooked on scratchbd...you're a natural!:thumbsup:

Diana Lee
12-06-2006, 01:32 PM
This works well in both color and B & W. Beautiful bird. Where did you get the image?


12-06-2006, 01:49 PM
Thankyou Bertoni, I really do appreciate the kind comments. Using the good board really makes a big different.

Thankyou Diana, I appreciate the encouragement I got with my other attempts that I posted so I had to try the clayboard. Like you said it is a lot easier and much more fun. I am though really surprised at how the picture came out. Much better than I expected because of the board.
*The image is my own. I took it in my backyard the day before yesterday after the big snow, 14 1/2", we got. I take a lot of bad ones to get one good one.

12-06-2006, 07:08 PM
You have done a wonderful rendition here, and how satisfying when it's from your own photo. I love it all puffed out to keep warm. Good composition as well.

12-06-2006, 07:42 PM
Thankyou TJ, I work mostly from my own photos. It's handier for me. I take a bunch of pictures to get one good pose.

12-06-2006, 09:45 PM
Looks Good! It's hard to put the Claybord Black down. It just feels good for scratching

12-07-2006, 06:49 AM
You're right, I found it very hard to stop and put the clayboard down. It was such a pleasure to scratch on. I was also amazed at the detail it would hold. Wish I had tried it a long time ago. Thanks again for checking out my picture and the nice comment.

12-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Love it! so glad you're finally coming to the dark side!

12-07-2006, 09:51 PM
Thanks Karen, after seeing all the great stuff here I couldn't help being drawn in.

12-13-2006, 09:37 AM
Don't have much time these days, hardly ever here- had to check out a cardinal tho. This is just absolutely lovely. Keep it up- glad you're hooked!

12-13-2006, 08:37 PM
Thankyou very much, Carol. I appreciate you taking the time to stop and look at my bird.

12-20-2006, 05:21 PM
:clap: she's lovely!

12-20-2006, 07:38 PM
Thanks for looking Meisie. I'm glad you like it.