View Full Version : Rooster and hen wip

03-30-2011, 11:52 AM
hi folks
Well ive started a new scratchboard, im learning a lot from doing this one, everything is a learning process so far. I absolutely hate doing feathers so straight after i did the eagle owl what do i start? chickens haha.
Still got some way to go yet but its looking ok so far. Im having a bit of trouble getting in the really fine detail i want as the ink seems to flake off a bit once it gets down to tiny details. c&c welcome


03-30-2011, 12:02 PM
Wow looking great. Keep going.

Harry Seymour
03-30-2011, 12:20 PM
Wow! This is awesome.

fire angel
03-30-2011, 12:31 PM
Excellent start!!

03-30-2011, 12:55 PM
Are you using paper scratchboard? The ink on paper scratchboard tends to flake off... sometimes an interesting effect and other times aggravating! Try Ampersand boards - they don't flake and they're much more versatile than paper boards.

03-30-2011, 01:10 PM
im using an essdee board. Unfortunately the postman dropped the packet through the letterbox which has caused some damage to the boards, im not sure if this is causing it but its certainly caused damages on the edges of the boards.
Im asking for Ampersand for my birthday as i cant afford the shipping costs at the moment

03-30-2011, 01:42 PM
These are most excellent. I love'em. Look forward to more.

03-30-2011, 01:49 PM
Looking fantastic!! I hope you get the chance to use the Ampersand boards in the future!:)

03-30-2011, 03:02 PM
Whoa!! You are a natural with scratchboard. Too cool!! :thumbsup:

03-30-2011, 05:19 PM
This is HOT already!!!! great start!

Diana Lee
03-30-2011, 06:28 PM
So very cool!!! What size is this? Whan I did my rooster I found the comb and wattle difficult until I moved on to the electric eraser. However, I don't think it would work on Essdee paper. You have done an incredible job on that texture!


03-30-2011, 06:38 PM
EssDee make good stuff but they have to be treated differently to Ampersand. That's why so many EssDee artists use those distinctive parallel lines as that way, bits don't flick out, and that's why so many people here love Ampersand as we can blend better with it, but as I say, EssDee is good too, only different.

This looks like it's going great Katy

03-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Off to a good start Katy, will be watching.


03-30-2011, 07:17 PM
This is a lovely start...looking forward to seeing the progress.

03-30-2011, 09:59 PM
thanks for all the comments guys :) its great to see so many people watching this.
Heres the second update, a lot more scratching done on the chicken though ive overscratched her a bit. No worries, the airbrush will sort that out. Ill do that when ive finished scratching the rest of her body but its 2 am now so time for a break.


03-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Oh wow! Beautiful start Katy. You are a natural. Pulling up a chair and a glass of red!! (tonight). It's lunchtime here.

03-31-2011, 12:21 AM
They are great. Very nice.

03-31-2011, 07:17 AM
Love the progress ...

fire angel
03-31-2011, 12:02 PM
Great progress!!

03-31-2011, 01:47 PM
Fantastic work Katy, love the textures.

03-31-2011, 03:46 PM
Goodness! There isn't a weak point at all!

04-01-2011, 02:22 AM
Wonderful work Katy...so glad to see a wip from you...also glad you've come over to the dark side!:D

04-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Wow Katy, you do fantastic work. The details are incredible and the textures are amazing!

Diane Cutter
04-02-2011, 03:17 PM
This is stunning with all that detail. You make me look at the 'free-range' chickens on my mountain with a new appreciation... especially of all that detail.


04-02-2011, 11:46 PM
Looks like all the feathers are fine to me. Super work. Rick

04-03-2011, 10:40 AM
Terrific!!! The wattle and feather work is so darn good!:thumbsup:

04-03-2011, 08:26 PM
For someone that hates to do feathers you sure know how to do feathers!