Hi all! This is my first post and I wanna say I'm so happy to see all your amazing works here. I'm very new to scratchboard and I'm quite intimidated to post one of first works, but who better to comment right?
So I'm a huge fan of the show The Walking Dead. I knew I was going to be meeting Norman Reedus and I wanted to get him to autograph something special. That equaled a scratchboard. Like I said, new to scratchboard but I really love it and can't wait to work on more. This was also the first I used any colored ink and I think that's one of my favorite things about it. It is a 5x7, Ampersand and I used black transfer paper for the image.
I don't think I would have left the background bare if I wasn't getting him to sign it, but it makes the open space under his arm look odd.
And one of the several reference photos I used.
As an artist himself(as well as an actor) he loved it, and I appreciated that more than anything. But I would love comments, tips, thoughts what-have-you from this group as well.