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Rebel_gurl015
« on: April 29, 2008 06:57:12 PM »

This is my 4th scratchboard ever. I love scratchboard. This is the first one done with the proper tools, only because it took me forever to find them in the stores.



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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 07:46:36 PM »

that looks great- I saw it in "newest projects" and was compelled to click on it.  Can I ask what scratchboard is?
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 06:45:38 AM »

sweet! that looks great! aren't the clayboards so much nicer than the paper based scratchboards? if you ever get a chance to scan it, i'd love to see the details. which tools did you find you used the most?
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 07:46:27 PM »

I wish I could scan also. Im using linux and my all in one printer doesn't like Mephis.  Cry lol
I love the tool with 5 needles on it for feathers! They came out perfect. I don't like the messy wire brush at all and I feel like it messed the details of the first (highest) wolf up. I used up all of my fiberglass brush.  Cry  I love it.  I used it for the Indian cheif's face and the wolf noses. I shouln't have used it on the ears but oh well. and The eyes do look much better in person. I promise.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 08:58:18 AM »

hehe i sneak into the office at work that has a scanner to do mine Smiley
i, too, never use the messy wire brush. its awkward, i don't like the effect and it makes my skin crawl a bit, the sound it makes on the board. i did use the needle tool for feathers on the raven i did, but mostly i use the fiberglass tool for feathers and fur, and occassionaly use the needle tool to highlight areas. the fiberglass tool is such an awesome tool, though i still havent' worn out the first one i bought! i bet i'm getting close though. try the hard pink eraser for skin - its easier to get an even tone than with the fiberglass (though it appears you did wonderfully with it, its just a bit of a time saver). i did a board last night and only used the actual blades for about 30 seconds of work. everything else was fiberglass and erasers.
anyway, you've obviously got the knack for scratchboarding, let's see some more Cheesy


I wish I could scan also. Im using linux and my all in one printer doesn't like Mephis.  Cry lol
I love the tool with 5 needles on it for feathers! They came out perfect. I don't like the messy wire brush at all and I feel like it messed the details of the first (highest) wolf up. I used up all of my fiberglass brush.  Cry  I love it.  I used it for the Indian cheif's face and the wolf noses. I shouln't have used it on the ears but oh well. and The eyes do look much better in person. I promise.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 01:26:13 PM »

i am absolutely head over heels for this.

native americans and wolves are my two favorite things right now, and this is lovely.
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Rebel_gurl015
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 10:17:37 AM »

Okay I took this from wikipedia.......Scratchboard or scraperboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. Scratchboard can also be made with several layers of multi-colored clay, so the pressure exerted on the instrument used determines the color that is revealed. Using scratchboard is said to yield a highly detailed, precise and sometimes textured artwork.

And btw I wasn't so big on indians and wolves until my brother thought it was a good idea to rescue a timberwolf/ dog mix. He couldn't take care of her and now she's my big baby. The wolf on the bottom turned out looking like her. lol She was sitting near me watching what I was doing the entire time. I wouldn't say they make great pets, but she really is an exception to the rule.
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