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Scott Daryn Tillett
12-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Hi Everyone,
I have this work in progress on my blog and thought I would share it here also. The whole purpose of this is to experiment with Ampersand clay board. I'm using the sanded clay board. Nicole Caulfield inspired me to try this. It's really hard to get any real detail on this board mainly because the rough surface eats the pencils up quickly not allowing me to keep a sharp point for very long. I've tried the smooth surface board and it didn't hold up very well to all the burnishing that I do. This work is a miniature at 8" x 10". I'll have updates very soon. All comments welcome.
Thanks for looking,
Scott

RBArt
12-04-2008, 11:58 AM
I've never tried any kind of board before, but seeing your results makes me want to try it. This is looking great so far. I like the BG too. Can't wait to see this one progress!

graniyea
12-04-2008, 01:26 PM
Gosh I love that. I almost thought that was the duck I had done when I started scrolling down. Beautiful work.

*AquaMarine*
12-04-2008, 02:18 PM
This is gorgeous, Scott. Can't wait to see your progression on it. I love the colors.
ginny

Skyenorth
12-04-2008, 02:20 PM
Looks beautiful to me, can't wait to see the next stages.

CRYork
12-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Amazing work on this, Scott!

Char

artbyDanielDyment
12-04-2008, 08:45 PM
Wow! That is looking amazing!

Jennyart
12-04-2008, 09:06 PM
Wow. Looks great so far. I especially love the colors in the beak. You'll have to keep us updated on the clayboard - and your final analysis of it. Will be watching!!

LisB
12-04-2008, 10:36 PM
8 x 10 is a miniature for you? Wow.

The texture of the feathers is exquisite.

Elisabeth

Candle
12-05-2008, 01:14 AM
Looks to me like you are managing to get in some great details despite the challenges. I like that you brought colors from the beak into the feathers. Very nicely balanced, and excellent work.

Printmakerguy
12-05-2008, 04:22 AM
Very nice- I love the color that you are getting on the board, though I can see where that surface would probably 'eat' the pencils away... 8" x 10" miniature? Seems pretty big to me :)

-Andrew

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-05-2008, 08:30 AM
Thanks everyone for watching and for commenting. I looked it up...yes, 8" x 10" is considered a miniature. I know, I was surprised too. Another problem I found with this surface for me anyway is that the colors don't blend as easily as they do on paper. It takes many more layers in order for the colors to blend the way I want them too. Not sure If I'll use this surface again.
Scott

Celtic-Spirit
12-05-2008, 05:11 PM
It's looking gorgeous so far!! can't wait to see more. :clap:

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-07-2008, 08:36 AM
Thank you Andreia, I will have a new update later today. Thanks again for commenting.
Scott

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-07-2008, 01:34 PM
Thanks everyone for your patience. As you can see I just about have his head complete. The more I work on this surface the better I like it. The detail gets easier as you build up the pigment on the board because at this point you you have a smoother surface to work with. One other thing that I've discovered about this surface is that blending stumps work great on it. Much better than Strathmore 500 series I normally use. Thanks for following this everyone.
All the best,
Scott

artbyDanielDyment
12-07-2008, 06:15 PM
Wow! This is looking amazing.
What coloured pencils are you using?

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Thank you Daniel. I'm using my usual Prismacolor.

KathyA
12-08-2008, 04:06 PM
Wow Scott-what wonderful colors. Love love love the shiny smooth beak!

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks Kathy for the kind words. Hope you stick around to see it's completion.
Scott

GoldenArt
12-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Scott, So glad to hear you are changeing your mind about the support. It does take a bit to get the pours of the board filled but when it does it is well worth it. The results you are getting is proof of that. Very nice work indeed. Rick

Skyenorth
12-10-2008, 04:03 AM
Lovely work Scott. Hope to see the completion soon.

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-10-2008, 09:01 AM
Thank you Rick and Skye. Sorry it's taking so long to post an update. My free time lately is really hard to come by. I'll have an update very soon.
Scott

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-11-2008, 09:09 AM
I'm back finally with a new update. As you can probably see, I still need to go back on the body feathers and render darker and lighter tones to give the body more depth. I should have my final post on this by this Sunday. Thanks everyone for following along.
Scott

Skyenorth
12-12-2008, 02:31 PM
so realistic I could just touch him. This is incredible, very beautiful. Keep up the great work.

Candle
12-12-2008, 03:34 PM
Looking better and better!

artbyDanielDyment
12-12-2008, 04:57 PM
I am excited to see the finished result!

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Thank you Skye, Candle, and Daniel. Daniel...me too!

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-15-2008, 09:47 AM
Hi Everyone,

Finally finished this one. I really like this pastel board support. I will be using this more in the future. Thanks everyone for watching and commenting.
Scott

LisB
12-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Very handsome. I really like the surprising little touches of blue scattered throughout the feathers; they give a real richness to the colour.

Elisabeth

KathyA
12-15-2008, 03:27 PM
BRAVO-Just gorgeous!!!!

artbyDanielDyment
12-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Wow! It looks amazing!

Skyenorth
12-16-2008, 07:05 AM
I am so pleased you found the time to finish the painting. It is just incredible and I think the background green really compliments the colours in the falcon. The feathers are so realistic looking I could almost touch them.
Just beautiful. You have a rare talent to produce detailed work that has the life and soul of the subject.

AngelaF
12-16-2008, 07:28 AM
Very, very beautiful! I am glad you hung in there with the pastel board. I love it and colorfix and have a hard time with bristol vellum! Angela

Scott Daryn Tillett
12-16-2008, 08:32 AM
Thank you very much Skye. I appreciate you saying that. That is exactly what my goal is with all of my work. I'm really glad you can see that. Thank you Angela. Yes, I'm glad also that I saw this one through. I'll be using this support more often. Did you mean you have a hard time with bristol and vellum? When I use illustration board I also use Vellum. Bristol's surface is to smooth for me. I like vellum surface better because of the extra tooth.
Scott