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Topic: black scratchboard - clothespins and gorilla  (Read 653 times)
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« on: April 02, 2008 12:55:37 PM »

for those of you who haven't used or have heard of scratchboard,
it's basically like a piece of posterboard (or clay) with a layer of
ink on it that you scratch/etch away with a tool with the fine tip
like that of a needle. it's really fun, but EXTREMELY tedious!
it's also a bit of a mind trip because you have think backwards...
you don't just draw the picture, you have to draw the negative of it
(light areas, instead of dark)

sorry the gorilla's kind of blurry, i am sans scanner right now
and my camera couldn't get it just right Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 01:00:25 PM »

Very cool!

« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 02:03:09 PM »

Wow! That is just... amazing!!!! I had these but with pics printed on them that you were supposed to follow when I was a kid, but I remember it was soooo hard to make it look good so I am super impressed! Grin from the thumbnail I thought those clothespins were a black and white photo Smiley

btw I love that you did som many different textures on them!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 05:01:43 PM »

Really awesome! The thumbnail definitely made me think the clothespins was a photo. Textures great. Really cool effect! Very nice job.


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