View Full Version : White Rose WIP

02-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Seeing the portraits that Emily is doing on the paper scratchboard (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883602) reminded me that I had done this one a couple of years ago and documented the progress.

I also do ACEOs (small format drawings - always 2.5" x 3.5") and wanted to do one on scratchboard, but didn't want to spend the time I would spend if I was working on a good board. I knew if I used the paper stuff, it was a one-shot deal (no re-working) and it forced me to be a little faster. Even so, it probably took me about 3 hours to do this one.

This one's to provide some scale - small drawing!



The finished drawing:


and a detail:


As I recall, the only thing I inked (on purpose) were the tips of the stamens. I'm sure I had to put a couple dots of ink here & there in the shadows to fix small "oopses".

02-24-2011, 06:44 PM
That's really good for being on cheap paper and the size. Nice wip too!!

02-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Yes, very nice and an excellent WIP. Too bad Ampersand doesn't make an ACEO size board.

Harry Seymour
02-24-2011, 09:34 PM
Great WIP. I look forward to seeing more.

02-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Thanks Patrick, Lynn & Harry :-)

Lynn . . . Ampersand does make a "Stampbord" in ACEO size - it's white. I have a couple pieces that I haven't tried yet, but it sure looks like their regular white Claybord. ACEO collectors seem to be averse to "cards" that are that thick though. Still, I like working in small format - so I'll put them to use one of these days. If they're framed up nicely (float-mounted with a decent size mat around them) they'll be snazzy.


02-24-2011, 09:51 PM
Nice WIP... and work.

Diana Lee
02-25-2011, 02:52 AM
Beautiful Rose! My goodness, you artists that work small sure have my admiration! Having never met you I suppose it could be reasonable to think you are actually 3 feet tall and therefore working quite large!!


02-25-2011, 03:06 AM
Beautiful work on such a small piece.

02-25-2011, 03:41 AM
LOL Diana! You're off by 2 1/3 feet (in the positive direction) :lol:

Working large scares the you-know-what out of me! We all have our own comfort zones. The largest scratchboard drawings I've completed are 12 x 12 & 8 x 13. Mostly I work 5 x 7 or smaller. I've got another one that's an 8 x 10 that's been WIP for years.

02-25-2011, 04:37 AM
Very nice work!

02-25-2011, 09:57 AM
Wow! That's pretty detailed! It's great! :D

fire angel
02-25-2011, 11:09 AM
Very nice work!!

02-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Wonderful work!