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Old 03-31-2012, 11:42 AM
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using color Pencil on Clayboard

hi Everyone

thought I would ask all the fabulous Scratchboard artists a question regarding color pencil on clayboard

I am almost done with my ocelot and thought for my next project I would attempt using clayboard for my next project....since I am still very much a novice with using both the scratchboard and clayboard medium I was wondering how well does color pencil take to clayboard does it still give the same vibrant color as if I was drawing on Bristol or Illustration board.

thanks for any advice you can give me

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Re: using color Pencil on Clayboard

the only color pencils I've successfully used on clayboard are the inktense pencils. There is no grit on clayboard and layering colored pencils is nearly impossible. I generally use ink or fluid acrylics to block in colors/forms and save the pencils for details. There are a few others on this forum that have used pencils more than me who could probably make some suggestions.
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Re: using color Pencil on Clayboard

I LOVE color pencil on claybord. It is a bit more difficult than inks but I think it's worth it. It helps to lightly sand the board with a fine grit before you start. that gives it some tooth. It also helps to crosshatch because the previously drawn lines also give it tooth. I try to keep my pencils as sharp as possible. I am not sure why that helps, but it does. Here are some samples of my pencil work on claybord.

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Re: using color Pencil on Clayboard

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I LOVE color pencil on claybord. It is a bit more difficult than inks but I think it's worth it. It helps to lightly sand the board with a fine grit before you start. that gives it some tooth. It also helps to crosshatch because the previously drawn lines also give it tooth. I try to keep my pencils as sharp as possible. I am not sure why that helps, but it does. Here are some samples of my pencil work on claybord.

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WOW Diane thank you so much for the samples and the advice...I will do that with the sand paper and see what happens ;-) my plan is to do a Yellow Crowned Night Heron....a pic that I took at a near by wildlife park...I will start it as soon as I finish my Ocelot ....thanks again ;-)
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Re: using color Pencil on Clayboard

Clearly Diana is the master of all things scratch. I am now experimenting with color pencil and pastel and really like the experience.
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hi al i can say is your art work is amazing beath takeingly beatiful xx
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Re: using color Pencil on Clayboard

The Elk is coloured pencil while the BG is acrylic on this one. I love how coloured pencil works on these boards.
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Diana, those are just too darn good! Same to you Pamela!
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I LOVE color pencil on claybord. It is a bit more difficult than inks but I think it's worth it. It helps to lightly sand the board with a fine grit before you start. that gives it some tooth. It also helps to crosshatch because the previously drawn lines also give it tooth. I try to keep my pencils as sharp as possible. I am not sure why that helps, but it does. Here are some samples of my pencil work on claybord.

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thats some insane colored pencil work its awesome.
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