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 06-30-2009, 01:30 PM
03ahmed's Avatar
03ahmed 03ahmed is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,688
 
Hails from Scotland
colour pencil whiteboard lions

Hi well this is my third attempt at scratchboard and first at white scratchboard it is just practice so lol try and not be too harsh with your comments I am using Essdee whiteboard with actually really rubbish cheap nasty pencils. I realised after buying the whiteboard that I never had anything decent to use on it lol my mistake . I am finding it really difficult to try and scratch through the pencil without gouging holes into the board which you can probably tell by the lions face and it is difficult to get rich colours onto the board as well maybe it is just these pencils. Am thinking of getting Faber Polychromos are they good?

Well after that long story here is the picture so far, try not to laugh lol


I have still got to finish this lion and start the other. I feel as if I am just using this board as paper and keeping scratching to minimum because I find it so difficult to scratch without gouging lol

All C & C s welcome try not to be too harsh
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 04:20 PM
SueR's Avatar
SueR SueR is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Quebec, Canada
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,316
 
Hails from Canada
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I like the pose, but it sounds like you're having a tough time on the paper.
__________________
Sue "Dusty"
Don't worry about life, you'll never get out alive.
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 05:11 PM
03ahmed's Avatar
03ahmed 03ahmed is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,688
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Yeah it is really hard. To be hones I don't really like this picture I want to complete it for future reference when I get my new coloured pencills. Does anyone know which ones work best on Essdee whiteboard?
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Garbonzo's Avatar
Garbonzo Garbonzo is offline
A Local Legend
Mid Missouri
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,801
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I don't really have any experience with Essdee but perhaps you are layering the colored pencil on too heavy initially making it harder to scratch through. Maybe building your colors slowly scratching after each layer might help. Some colored pencils have a wax binder that can build up and make for a tuffer surface to scratch. Just a thought. I think your lion looks fine. Whiteboard is a little bit tricky for some of us, myself included.
__________________
HAROLD FARLEY MSA
www.haroldfarley.weebly.com
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 06:25 PM
PatrickHedges's Avatar
PatrickHedges PatrickHedges is offline
A WC! Legend
Adelaide, South Australia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 19,582
 
Hails from Australia
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I like EssDee in black but their white stuff sucks. It's too shiny and you've done incredibly well to make you cp stick at all. Excellent work bearing in mind the limitations I know of. Ampersand white works so much better as it has a matt surface.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 06:57 PM
aaces's Avatar
aaces aaces is offline
A Local Legend
Metamora, Illinois
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,090
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I'm an Idiot when it comes to Essdee having never used it....but have you thought about taking a fine grit of sandpaper, and Very LIGHTLY sand the surface alittle before adding the color. It might give the "Paper" some tooth. I'm thinking Diana does that on her whiteboards....of course....they are ampersand....and she is a scratch board Goddess....with magical super scratching abilities.....and she may even be an alien too
Anyway......Remember.....That's advice from a "self proclaimed Idiot" on the subject
It is looking good for your first white attempt!
__________________
Allan
I've been Scratching in public more. The reactions from people who see me doing it are well worth it. www.sitekreator.com/aaces or my new site at www.acescratch.weebly.com

Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 06-30-2009, 11:33 PM
Ltaniea's Avatar
Ltaniea Ltaniea is offline
Enthusiast
Canada
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,371
 
Hails from Canada
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Sorry no experience from me either with Esdee. It looks like you've made a great go of it with some pretty rough materials though! And from what I've heard I'm pretty certain if you tried Ampersand you'd be a whiz on the whiteboards in no time. They're all I've used, but apparently the quality is much better!

I think you've gotten some nice depth and hair movement in the back of his mane despite the cheap tools! Nice colour combinations!
__________________
L'taniea
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-01-2009, 05:25 PM
RSchafe RSchafe is offline
Lord of the Arts
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,008
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I think you have good color movement in the mane and it has a colored pencil look to it (which I like by the way as I work in CP too). I have found the brand of colored pencil can effect the behavior on the ampersand boards too - as Harold said, the amount of wax can vary and is likely high in cheap pencils. I think a better quality could make a big difference. I also found the water color type pencils to be softer and easier to use.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Quilt Knit's Avatar
Quilt Knit Quilt Knit is offline
New Member
Lynn, MA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Your Lion is wonderful! Appears to be real fur. Congratulations.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Quilt Knit's Avatar
Quilt Knit Quilt Knit is offline
New Member
Lynn, MA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Try the Prismacolor Pencils, They have Thin Pencils too. Derwent Polychromos would be good too. These pencils are creamy.
The others are usually dry. They do not release pigment well. I still like your Lion.
I think you got Essdee Scraperboard. Not Scratchboard-- try Clayboard for the finals always.
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Diana Lee's Avatar
Diana Lee Diana Lee is offline
Resting in Peace
Santa Rosa, CA USA
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Posts: 5,828
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Now that they no longer produce professional grade Essdee boards I pass on them completely. I think you will like ampersand better. I use prismacolor color pencils and they work just fine for me. Good start on the lion.

Diana
__________________
http://www.dianalee.com

[email protected] I dream of a better world, where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-01-2009, 06:02 PM
Rodman Rodman is offline
Immortalized
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,969
 
Hails from Uruguay
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

I missed the size if you stated it. Looks fine to me.
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-02-2009, 10:55 AM
fire angel's Avatar
fire angel fire angel is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,604
 
Hails from United States
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

It looks beautiful!!
__________________
Greg

Website: www.gregoryericksonart.com
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-02-2009, 03:18 PM
03ahmed's Avatar
03ahmed 03ahmed is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,688
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Thanks for all the great comments and great advice. It is the one that is about A4 in size sorry I don't know the size in inches.
Reply With Quote
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-06-2009, 01:35 PM
03ahmed's Avatar
03ahmed 03ahmed is offline
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,688
 
Hails from Scotland
Re: colour pencil whiteboard lions

Thanks everyone here is a quick update


Thanks for looking
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 07:05 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.