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« on: November 07, 2007 01:55:30 PM »

Hello again ^_^

I'm just getting myself motivated to do some new scratchboards (the giftgiving season is upon us, after all) so i was going through scans of my old boards for ideas, to see what i can do better, etc. I just thought i'd share a few more with everyone. i have some of human subjects as well, but i'll start with animal boards, since they're my favorites!

Wiggum - this was my first commission piece, and probably my third board. this was before i had the fiberglass tool that i love to do fur with, so i find his fur is on the long side. he's cute none the less though (and the client was very pleased).

Pearl. she's a bull mastiff/boxer cross.

Robbie. the last of my dog boards (also a commission).

Deer with Haida Moon. mom loves deer (this was her xmas gift last year)

Deer and Rabbit. mom also loves bunnies! this was my second most recent board, for her birthday in april.

the resolution is a bit crappy on these so the details are kinda lost. i hope you enjoy though!


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elwynceltic
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007 02:57:26 PM »

These look amazing as they are, I'm sure if I saw them with all the detail you say is missing, I would be blown away. My daughter is obsessed with dogs, and she's given her nine year old seal of approval on them. Great job!
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007 03:26:30 PM »

Looove the pug. And the bunny is so cute! Great job!   Smiley
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Hadassah
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007 03:42:13 PM »

I love all of them! Especially the first! Great job!
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akakaylamay
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007 04:23:40 PM »

Amazing these are really hard to do. My favorite drawing I did last year in art was on it. Beautiful really amazing
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007 06:04:22 PM »

i think you just inspired me to take up scratchboard again. WOW!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007 07:06:03 PM »

Those are amazing! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007 09:11:47 PM »

2 questions
1- on the pug one, how did you make the flowy effect on the bed?
2- what is this fiberglass tool you speak of? is it expensive?
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007 08:14:54 AM »

I use a hard pink eraser for thinks like fabric, tongues, muzzles, etc. i just did a raven about a month ago, and all his feathers were also done with the eraser. you kinda have to keep cutting it so that you have a sharp edge or point to erase with, at least when you're working in small areas, and it takes quite a bit of erasing before you start getting to the white, but once you start seeing white, it goes quickly. heh, i cut myself pretty bad trying to cut the eraser with one of my scratch blades *dumb*.
the fiberglass tool has a yellow plastic handle with a chunk of fiberglass sticking out one end. the fiberglass is about 3/4cm wide and a 1/4cm thick, and is by far my favorite tool. the only problem is, i've only ever seen it sold in a scratchboarding tool kit, which cost like $30 and i can't find anywhere anymore, at least not in stores. i've never used anything else from that kit - it comes with blade and handle (which you can get easily enough) and two wire tools - one that has a line of needles sticking out the end, and the other that has a bunch of wavy wires (i think these are both supposed to be hair/fur tools but i don't like using them). the kit is worth the price for that tool though. i don't know what i'll do when mine wears out...
ok, nevermind, i just tried looking it up and here is the kit i got http://www.dickblick.com/zz149/13/
(and way way cheaper... grr...) the fiberglass tool looks different, but its the same company so it must just be a newer model. it looks like the tip may be smaller though. you can order it seperately off the site which is really nice. you can also see the other tools i was talking about. neither i nor my friends ever use the other tools though.

2 questions
1- on the pug one, how did you make the flowy effect on the bed?
2- what is this fiberglass tool you speak of? is it expensive?
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007 12:43:49 PM »

HOLY MOLY! those are amazing. i wish i had the talent(and patience) to do that
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