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Old 10-13-2009, 12:44 PM
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Thanks Ltaniea. Hurry up Husband!!
Sandra, thanks for the close ups, beautiful, just beautiful.
Yes, Sandra, that is exactly how I do it. I will include a close up of my Young Tiger's paw in various stages. I do believe it took 8 + layers but I will only show a few to give you the idea. You will also notice I used artistic license with the color. I wanted brighter and bolder that the reference photo, mainly because this image was to be used for t-shirts.

The first one is the reference photo. I found the darkest colors in a given area and used those for my base.

The second is the painted first layer.

The third I have scratched and there is already some layering.

The fourth is the finished product.


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You have no idea how helpful that was. Can I send you an electronic hug somehow?

PS - I so badly would like to scratch him between his ears and give his nose a little kiss. What a cutie! Did you work this from a reference photo that you took?
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I'm so glad this one came up again cuz somehow I missed seeing this Diana...Thanks so much for doing all this! I soak up all your tips and knowledge whenever I get the chance! I'm putting this in my favourites so I can find it again easily.
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Diana,
Awesome work!
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This thread is so helpful. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I have to say that I still am most fond of the black and white.
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Wooo! I'm so glad someone bumped this thread. I hadn't seen it before and it's great!
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Great thread Diana! I have been wondering about the inks, so now I know.

BTW, what happened to the book deal? Did you ever get it published??? I would be very interested in getting a copy.
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This is wonderful to see the differences. Each is good in their own right, but to see how they are different really helps.
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this is a fantastic thread, thanks for bringing it back i dont know how i missed it.

Has anyone tried Liquitex acrylic ink? it's what I use but I'm new & my work is still garbage and doesn't do it justice yet.
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Goodness! I love this thread! What a wonderful learning experience. I may have to try this whiteboard stuff...

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This is a wonderful thread. As a new member, I had not seen it. Thanks to Sue W. for bringing it forward again.
I have one more option for adding (almost) unlimited colors to scratchboard. I use airbrush thinner to thin my heavy body acrylic paint. I use heavy body acrylics just because I already had lots of it. I use the airbrush thinner instead of water. It thins the color and keeps it permanent and water proof (which I need because I sometimes rework areas multiple times). It also creates a layer that is very easy to scratch through. Although I might try something different next time, I paint the lowest layers with acrylic inks (where the color is not as important). The piece I posted in the best of 2014 and the beagle on clayboard earlier post were both created with washes of the airbrush thinned acrylics.
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Linda, are you also airbrushing the color onto the clayboard, or are you using paintbrushes? I like the acrylic inks, but I also have a lot of tube acrylic paints. Maybe I need to try some airbrush thinner with them next time. And now I'm also wondering if the thinner would work well to dilute the acrylic inks.
I really admire your work.
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Thank you, Sande. I only airbrush my backgrounds. I paint in my subjects with a paint brush using the airbrush acrylic inks. It is after I have completed my first layer of scratching that I use the heavy body acrylics thinned with airbrush thinner to paint (with a brush) washes of color over the scratches. I just found it worked for me because I was already used to mixing colors with the heavy body acrylics. I also found the acrylics were much more water proof when dry then some of the inks I tried.
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Wow this is a great thread! I hadn't even thought of scratchboard since I was in college ages ago and I had never heard of whiteboard. I am being considered for a commission and "engraving" is the style they mentioned. This thread was a bit of a bunny trail for me but I'm glad I found it. Now I want to get back into this, especially with the whiteboard and color. Ohhhh where am I going to find the time!?!
Diana your work is stunning! Thank you for all the detailed shots. I wasn't sure what exactly was going on with all the different approaches but this really helped. And I hope you got your book published by now!
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