Deviation Actions

Daily Deviation
Daily Deviation
August 18, 2011
Suggester says: "~CristinaPenescu is a master of Scratchboard. I'm mesmerized by the fine details in this piece, especially the wrinkles in the hyenas' noses."

Hunger Crisis by ~CristinaPenescu
Featured by Mollinda
Suggested by Rosella-of-Daventry
CristinaPenescu's avatar

Hunger Crisis

"Hunger Crisis" - 24x17 - Striped Hyenas

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.

Scratching: [link]
Airbrushing: [link]
Image details
Image size
800x569px 182.4 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
115 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 12, 2011, 12:55:34 PM
Sensor Size
© 2011 - 2021 CristinaPenescu
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
AlexCN88's avatar
Frumos, Cristinica... mare dreptate ai.
WolfMemories210's avatar
Your artwork is absoluetly beutfuil.
Dronled's avatar
This is absolutely great...
xoxoxogirl's avatar
Very nice
I love the detail and the texture
lolymermaid's avatar
this is really breath taking ! !
you did a wonderful job !
A-Falcon-Velazquez's avatar
Wow, amazing! I watched the videos and it doesn't look so difficult to do. I always wondered how people worked on sratchingboard. Thank you!
OnyxDogStudios's avatar
I absolutely LOVE this piece. The detail on the bone is incredible! I love artwork that tells a story, and this one definitely does!
Mizzy--'s avatar
What kind of tools do you use? Airbrushing looks interesting, I just don't know anything about it
CristinaPenescu's avatar
I use an Iwata HP-BCS and HP-BC1 Plus with diluted india ink to do my airbrushing. For scratching I use a scalpel, x-acto with a #11 blade, and 500 grit sand paper.
Fiery-Fire's avatar
:flirty: You have been featured :eyes:
YEY!!! It's the perfect time of the year to show of my BESTS from 2011 :D :boogie:
Welcome to "Fiery BEST OF 2011 !! & Happy New Year" journal >> [link]
:boogie: :dance: :love: :blowkiss: :snowflake: Happy New Year 2012 !! :boogie: :dance: :love: :blowkiss: :snowflake:
snt91's avatar
Wooww!... Nice!! :D
Tepara's avatar
Hello, :D
A quick message to let you know you have been featured in this journal [link]
Thank you for posting your wonderful art :D
Photopathica's avatar
RoisinCasey's avatar
Nice work. The videos you uploaded are really helpful! Do you use any reference for your images?
cassandra667's avatar
sweet . it makes you cringe a little bit when you first look at it ,but the detail work is so good that you have to keep looking
MsKudjo's avatar
That is quality and detailing beyond compare. :faint: Also, thank you for uploading the videos, I certainly learned something new!
Olaf68's avatar
Scratch board, that's amazing, It's not easy doing drawing on scratch board. Very beautiful.
BlueMoonWolfSpirit's avatar
This is completely mesmerizing o.o I would at first glance think this as a photograph. Bizarrely this picture is beyond wonderful. I freaking adore the meaning behind the picture as well! And My gawd; the detail put into not only the bone, but into the fur and expressions is.. Beyond words. Also, it was great to see you 'working' on the piece not many people do that ^^; Fantastic addition.
amcia19's avatar
Wow.... it's amazing. Very good work!
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In