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 ~__~)
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.
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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.)
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.