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04-06-2002, 12:57 PM

My first serious scratchboard piece. The image quality isn't that good, but I can't seem to get scratchboard to scan that well.

04-06-2002, 06:05 PM
Nice work. I like your crosshatching but It does seem to be a lot of the 'same value'

Wendy Booth
04-08-2002, 08:06 AM
This is stunning!! I came into this thread and just saw the top of the picture - it look like lots of random scratches and I thought "What on earth is that?!" Then I scrolled down to be charged at by your powerful pachyderm. Wonderful!!

The randomness of the scratches also indicates the texture of the skin. I have never tried scratchboard, but I think I might give it a go now. Did you plan it out first with sketches and tonal studies?

04-08-2002, 12:49 PM
I used a reference picture I found at an Elephant enthusiast's site. Other than sketching a rough outline with chalk onto the scratchboard I just started crosshatching.

04-08-2002, 02:57 PM
Stunning! The subject pose and the scratch board work. I love all that texture.

04-08-2002, 07:54 PM
I absolutely love this one. It's so 3D looking! How do you lay down your design on scratchboard before you begin? I've never tried it

05-07-2002, 08:21 PM
Hi Kevan :)
This is a great piece.
I have never tried scratchboard but do have it n my list of things to do :)

Little Old Lady
05-07-2002, 08:53 PM
Very powerful!

05-08-2002, 12:17 PM
you've achecived a lot of depth and dimension in this piece. nice work.

05-13-2002, 05:50 AM
WOWEE.. this lovely fella just jumps out at you!!! I could never do such fine detailed work as this, amazing!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-13-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Kevan
[IMG]......but I can't seem to get scratchboard to scan that well.

Are you kidding me....this looks fabulous!