WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Scratchboard Art
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Bellatrix's Avatar
Bellatrix Bellatrix is offline
New Member
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
 
Hails from Australia
Zebra Foal WIP

Well I decided to take the jump and take Lorna's advice and post some of my work.

This is my current piece, reference by Tambako. Size is 11" x 14". Still very much a work in progress. Zebra is about half done and haven't started the background or shadows yet. I'm not at all happy with it - it looks so rough I have used mainly #11 X-acto with some FB smoothing.

C & C's encouraged and appreciated.

__________________
Kim.

Last edited by Bellatrix : 04-24-2012 at 12:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-23-2012, 11:56 PM
Colorfur Critters's Avatar
Colorfur Critters Colorfur Critters is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Henderson, NV
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,232
 
Hails from United States
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Very good start!
__________________
- Lola
C&C welcome
My Etsy Store, My blog
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-24-2012, 06:04 AM
lorna12's Avatar
lorna12 lorna12 is offline
A WC! Legend
Burns Lake, British Columbia
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,191
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

I think it looks adorable...you have the fur/hide looking all soft and fuzzy.

And of course you think it looks rough, but you said it yourself...you're not done yet! Keep up the good work and it will come around to your liking.
__________________

Lorna Hannett.com
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-24-2012, 06:32 AM
olgadabrowska's Avatar
olgadabrowska olgadabrowska is offline
Veteran Member
land of ponies
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 530
 
Hails from Poland
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Very good start :-) I myself don't like the very first stages in any medium, love the detailing stage so much but as you said - lots to be done and I'm sure it will be great zebra!
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-24-2012, 07:59 AM
Harry Seymour's Avatar
Harry Seymour Harry Seymour is offline
A Local Legend
Martha's Vineyard, MA
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,765
 
Hails from United States
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

It may be rough but it sure is cute. So, whatever progress you make don't lose that cuteness--and I don't think you will.
__________________
"Your eyes bring joy beyond my own"
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-24-2012, 10:33 AM
pamelalbd's Avatar
pamelalbd pamelalbd is offline
Immortalized
North/Central Saskatchewan
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,115
 
Hails from Canada
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

It IS adorable! just like Lorna said so just keep at it and persevere... its not instant beauty in most cases....at least mine sure aren't. You have the makings of a Beautiful piece here.
__________________
Pamela Duncombe
http://www.picturetrail.com/pamelalbd
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Bellatrix's Avatar
Bellatrix Bellatrix is offline
New Member
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Thank you Lola, Lorna, Olga, Harry and Pamela for your lovely comments
__________________
Kim.
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 08:55 AM
FoggyMountain's Avatar
FoggyMountain FoggyMountain is offline
Lord of the Arts
Central PA
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,850
 
Hails from United States
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

I agree with the rest; what is done already looks fabulous!
__________________
Lynn
http://lynnkibbefineart.weebly.com
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Bellatrix's Avatar
Bellatrix Bellatrix is offline
New Member
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Thank you Lynn
__________________
Kim.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:54 PM
PatrickHedges's Avatar
PatrickHedges PatrickHedges is offline
Moderator
Adelaide, South Australia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 19,533
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Great to see your work here. It's well and truly on the way to looking superb.

One suggestion would be to eliminate the outlines around the leg? There would be shading there but no outline. Our eyes will fill in the detail and lost edges become part of the appeal.
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 07:03 PM
Bellatrix's Avatar
Bellatrix Bellatrix is offline
New Member
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Thanks Patrick.

Ok blonde moment here - outlines around the leg? Could you explain what you mean pleeaassee

Thanks!
__________________
Kim.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 07:25 PM
artofnature's Avatar
artofnature artofnature is offline
Lord of the Arts
australia
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,255
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Kim, I have used this reference also. It is on my website if you want to take a look. I actually cropped it and took the bottom part of the leg off as I didn't like it. Maybe you could fill in the arches with the rest of his forelock. Or cover the lower part of the leg with some nice grassy foreground. Just a thought. It's look great in any case.
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Bellatrix's Avatar
Bellatrix Bellatrix is offline
New Member
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Quote:
Originally Posted by artofnature
Kim, I have used this reference also. It is on my website if you want to take a look. I actually cropped it and took the bottom part of the leg off as I didn't like it. Maybe you could fill in the arches with the rest of his forelock. Or cover the lower part of the leg with some nice grassy foreground. Just a thought. It's look great in any case.

WOW Lesley, I just had a look at your zebra and I can only dream of producing work like that!

I know that bottom leg looks funny now but I had planned to put the background in - haven't decided whether it will be the sand as per the ref or dirt/grass so the funny shape will be covered if I can get it right
__________________
Kim.
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-28-2012, 09:46 AM
PatrickHedges's Avatar
PatrickHedges PatrickHedges is offline
Moderator
Adelaide, South Australia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 19,533
 
Hails from Australia
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bellatrix
Thanks Patrick.

Ok blonde moment here - outlines around the leg? Could you explain what you mean pleeaassee

Thanks!
Ah yes, I've done a very amateur mockup of what I mean by removing the outlines and adding shading (badly ). If you wait a couple of seconds for the 'gif' to change you will notice the 'lines' around that front leg fade away a bit and the shading take over. If you are still unsure, just say so and I'll try to clarify more

Reply With Quote
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Garbonzo's Avatar
Garbonzo Garbonzo is offline
A Local Legend
Mid Missouri
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,784
 
Hails from United States
Re: Zebra Foal WIP

You are doing a great job. It seems to be a requirement with scratchboard that you go through an ugly stage. I think it helps the artist appreciate even more when the piece comes around to their liking. Along with the shading that Patrick has pointed out, you can also lighten the upper edge of the leg closest to us to bring it forward a bit and help separate the two.
__________________
HAROLD FARLEY MSA
www.haroldfarley.weebly.com
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:22 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.