View Full Version : Marcia's owl - challenge

04-06-2011, 12:54 PM
This was scary for me to try - but I really got into it. Owls have always been important to me, but I never thought of doing one.

04-06-2011, 01:03 PM
VERY Nice! I like the unusual treatment - truly an original use of scratchboard.


04-06-2011, 01:15 PM
Thanks Cinda. The image was from the RIL with a little cropping and ignoring a lot of feathers. :)

04-06-2011, 01:57 PM
Great job on this Terri...I like the looseness of it. If I had gone with my first instinct, I'd have gotten this right in the challenge...that will teach me!:lol:

04-06-2011, 03:20 PM
Thanks Lorna - I thought this was a change for me, but looking at it now, it looks a lot like my portraits. Gives me the idea to do some shape-shifting/shaman type things like my hero Susan Seddon Boulet. :)

04-06-2011, 03:46 PM
Very cool, Terri!! This is one of the few that I got right in the challenge. For me, it was your colored background that gave it away. :thumbsup:

04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Cool Terri. I like the color off to his right and wow those eyes.

04-06-2011, 08:47 PM
I think it's very clever use of colour to make something that looks simple so brilliant!!

04-06-2011, 09:11 PM
Terri..... I love your handling of this... I thought too that I recognized the Ink-Tense pencils you do so well. Great lil project!

04-07-2011, 09:44 AM
I was very pleased to add this to my little scratchboard bird collection. Thank-you again Terri.

Diana Lee
04-07-2011, 12:48 PM
I love the mood in this one. Excellent job!!!


Harry Seymour
04-07-2011, 01:08 PM
Those eyes are haunting. Well done!

04-07-2011, 02:14 PM
Yes, very cool and the background balances the eye color. Nice!

04-07-2011, 03:16 PM
Amazing Brett - I only got 2 right, and guess which those were? Thanks
Angela, Patrick, Rod - thank you so much. I finished the scratching before Christmas then spent at least a week walking in circles before I got up the nerve color :)
Marcia - I am so glad you like it. I was concerned about the lack of detail, but it told me it was finished and to step away from the board :)
Diana and Harry - your comments touch me. Thank you
Lynn, thanks. My backgrounds are usually the colors I used in the painting with the complementary of the brightest color thrown in. Sheba taught me that in a self-portrait class of hers about 15 years ago and I try to remember to do that.