Hello everyone - I've been lurking in your area for a bit and figured it's now or never...
My history is mostly in pencil and colored pencil, but I've taken on Pastels as a new endeavor. A few years ago I saw my first scratchboard artist just before I moved away from Saskatoon - I was captivated. More recently I decided to try my hand at it (a bit of relief from trying so hard to be looser with the pastels!) and this is what I came up with. It was done in one night (it was a gift and there was a time constraint) and my ref. photo was small so I certainly made up some of the hair direction. She has cataracts so the white lenses were intentional! This is 5x7", done on 'Scratch Art' clay-coated paper (I spent all my money on pastels
) with an actual scratching nib which apparently no real scratch artists use
Hit me with your C&C! The work here is stunning
, it makes me not want to post this.. but if I don't get constructive criticism I'll never improve, (which is my real goal)! I have to say the absolute hardest part for me is thinking in reverse.... it's almost like negative space drawing in my little brain! If you see an error (and I see many) I'd really appreciate any insight into how to avoid/change in the future!
Thanks in advance for any comments!
~~ Boots ~~