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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 ~__~)
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11x14" scratchboard with colored inks. It is based on a photograph I took at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. This was my first try coloring scratchboard and it was kind of an adventure! I used Winsor & Newton drawing inks first but didn't like them, so I switched to Liquitex drawing ink halfway through and liked that much better.

I gave the original to my great aunt for her 100th birthday in early October 2009. Prints are available (note me.)
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CURRENT HIGH BID: ~xnailbunnyx with $65

Hey guys, I've decided to auction this piece off. I don't know how well this will work, but thought I might as well try! If it doesn't work, oh well :]

It is 9"x12" on a thick, matte scratchboard. The lines look much nicer and crisper in person.

I'm starting the bidding at $50. Minimum increase is $5. The auction closes Saturday, March 31st, at 8 PM pacific time.
I will pay for shipping if you're within the United States. If not, you cover shipping.

Please comment with your bid. Paypal only please. Please do not comment if you are not bidding! Non-bid comments will be hidden. If you want to comment on the artwork, comment here: [link]
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"Desperation"
Wolf
Scratchboard & Airbrush, 16x20

This piece was inspired by a number of things, most importantly the recent 2009 open season on wolves in the United States. Is this wolf crying out in defiance? Anger? Anguish? You decide.

This piece has been shortlisted for the DSWF "Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010" exhibition and has been sold.
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This was a final project in an art class many years ago. I'm still proud of it.
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24" x 24" x 2"
Scratchboard on Ampersand Wood Panel


Another full body shot of Izu, enjoying the sun. The original file was so hard to do - it was dark and you couldn't see a lot of detail. This was one of my first large scratchboards.
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Scratchboard and Ink
24" x 36"

My beautiful old school scratchboard - really wanted to do this one in color but I like to still do the black and white on occasion and it seemed like a good choice. I'm loving and hating the snow which is why I think I'll do a series on it. It's important to challenge yourself and keep growing.
Professional photo taken, prints available.

Nice!  Thanks for the DD!
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36" x 24"
Scratchboard on Ampersand Scratchbord, Koh-i-noor colored inks.

My first attempt at colored scratchboard, not as hard as I thought it would be though I did make a lot of mistakes along the way. Thank god for my airbrush because it allows me to cover up my mistakes and start again!

Thanks to all the members who gave constuctive criticism, it REALLY helped me figure out how to finish it right. This is the professional photographer's file, it shows the picture in its truest form.
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