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Old 10-01-2017, 01:12 PM
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Brown Bear Scratchboard (XP from SW/W Art and Animal and Wildlife)

Hi all. Just sharing my most recent scratchboard of a bear. The reference for this is from the RIL by Luv2Shoot - thank you so much for the amazing photo!

I had more fun with this scratchboard than with any I've done for some time. All that wild fur, and the abstract, bold textures of the bark...it was a joy! This drawing is made with a #11 X-Acto Knife, and is done on an Ampersand Scratchboard. I'll be spraying it soon, but still do welcome C&C. Thank you for looking.



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Really good Ms.Boo. You're getting really good at this art thing. But I don't see many dots ... and you're the resident dotty dame around here. What up? This is very disturbing but I shall work at grasping it's implications. It will probably lead to your taking more time off ... worrisome.

Hey .. is that furry bark I see? Good for you! Looks different at full size but I'm fond of fur as you know ... and I know of no particular reason why bark shouldn't have fur when viewed closeup. But where are the dots? Hmmm ...
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This is beautiful! I am in awe!
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Wonderfully done and his expression is priceless.
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Oooooooh! I like that! A scratchy-scratchy Bear.
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Great work Jenna!
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Yes, her talent is pretty much unbearable!!
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Re: Brown Bear Scratchboard (XP from SW/W Art and Animal and Wildlife)

Jenna, The bear is beautiful. Any clue as to how many scratches it takes to produce a piece as nice and detailed as this one.
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Very skilful work. Excellent rendering of the various textures. The bear comes across as alive in spite of the level of detail, not always the case.
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Ken, you've caught me. See, I fear I'm in the middle of some art-texture crisis where I can't be sure what I'm doing. My mind says dot, my hand says line and squiggle. I may need some dot training. Ok, ok, just kidding! I'm working on a pen and ink drawing of a German Shepherd at the moment, and she's going to be almost all dots. The dots will be making a comeback. Anyway, thanks so much for your nice comments on my (not-dotty) bear. I do appreciate it!

Thank you very much, Wassie! That means a lot.

Thank you so much, Anthony. I wanted the expression to be somewhere between drowsy and threatening...I'm glad it works.

Hi Kenny. Thank you so much for your kind comments!

Thank for the kind comments, Moises!

Thank you for your nice feedback on this, Dottie! How many scratches? Hm...I honestly couldn't begin to guess. Many thousand I'm guessing. Just for fun, I began to count in the close-up of the bear's ear, and in that shadowy area alone with a small touch of fur texture, there are over 50 scratches, and that's a very sparse area. I wish I knew how many, too. It'd be fun to know.

Thank you so much, 123harry! I'm so pleased you like this. You make such an interesting observation regarding detail. I imagine with a lot of detail, it can be easy for the subject matter to become static and too still. Your comments mean a lot.
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From a fellow scratchboard artist, nice job!
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Thank you so much, Kim. I appreciate your kind comments.
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