First attempt at using scratchboard, I really enjoyed it as it proved to be challenging yet fun at the same time. Will definitely do another one of these! It took at least 8-10 hours, not quite sure exactly.
Done on a sheet of 8.5x11" scratchboard using a special sharpened scratching tool(kind of like a mini Exacto-knife/scalpel) Drawn off of a reference on my iPhone(tiny screen hurt my eyes ~__~)
A small 10x6" board that was started and mostly completed in Summer of 2011, except for a few areas which remained unfinished. I picked this board up again recently after having been diagnosed with triangular fibrocartilage complex tears in my dominant/drawing wrist. I was uncertain if I would be able to work with the stiff, bulky splint I am stuck in for the next 3 months, so I picked up this little piece to see what would happen. It seems that I can still work, I just tire a lot quicker.
Updated with a better scan first drawing in 2 years.. i will probably go in and finish some touch ups with this one , but its so hard taking a photo of scratchboard i might not upload a new photo so thought i would just post this one. Own ref used 11x14 scratchboard drawn with a xacto 11 blade.
The title for this piece has a double meaning. The most obvious is that these two are in a state of conflict over a limited food source, but it also serves a greater meaning, extending out to the human population that inhabits the same land as these guys and shares their struggle.
You can view videos of some of the processes used on this piece below.