Deviation Actions

Daily Deviation
Daily Deviation
December 17, 2011
Billy Scratchboard and Ink by *Heatherzart "...I'm blown away this is so beautiful!"
Featured by WDWParksGal
Suggested by Ev-sta
Heatherzart's avatar


24" x 36"
Scratchboard and Ink

I'd like to take a moment to thank Alannah Hawker :iconalannah-hawker: for letting me use her photo of Billy . She's a fantastic photographer so please check her out if you haven't already. Thanks Parabuteo78 for helping me figure out the thumbnail!

I finally have a professional photo of Billy! I'm updating my print shop now.
Image details
Image size
1200x810px 424.72 KB
Better Light
Model Super6k
Shutter Speed
1/24 second
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2013, 2:03:33 PM
© 2010 - 2021 Heatherzart
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
lucelic's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

this is amazing! the detail, the texture, and the shading! it looks like its in a bright, african savannah sun. the markings blend into the fur and lighting has so much depth. it looks like a professional photo. the eyes reflect light amazingly, and the nose is extremely detailed!te wrinkle lines are all in place, and the anatomy looks impeccable. it seems so alive! all the shadowing is smooth and accurate, and the black gives it a professional touch. i could just touch it right now... and couldnt expect more from such a picture- it is perfect. an amazing piece of work.
Heatherzart's avatar
Thanks so much for a glowing and detailed review!
omniscientbongos's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Truly, your ability to do this with scratch board blows my head off. Just the look in this cat's eyes can kill, and the colour and detail is beautiful. Personally, I have never seen anything like this in my life. The pattern and movement and strikingly close to what it would be in real life. This definately deserved the DD!

The blackness of the background really makes the cat pop out of this piece. To me, it almost seems like this cat is emerging out of a dark cave of some sort.

In conclusion, keep up the truly good work!
Heatherzart's avatar
Thank you so much, that was a very flattering critique!
omniscientbongos's avatar
No problem. That piece of art deserved the DD!
whitneymusil's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, just wow. I kept thinking this was a photo for like five minutes as I was reading all the comments lol. Even tho they said that is was and I read you put in the description "scratchboard". Wow, you are very very talented. I could never, in a million years, do something even close to that. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of artwork I have ever seen. If I were to have seen this and I was an admin, I would have put it on right away and that is probably what they did too. Anyway, You did a beautiful job doing this and I can't wait to see more of your art <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
LandriAker's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

When I was browsing the Daily Deviations I truly thought this was a photo. Even now knowing it is not, I still believe it is. The detail done just tricks the mind into thinking it is a picture taken by a HD camera. Truly amazing talent here.

As you stared at the fur, each color blends into each other. Like true fur would do. The black line within it stand out, brilliantly done. The eyes capture your attention and part of you want to turn to look at what he/she is staring at. Then another part want to reach out the pet this wonderful painting.

I am glad I happened upon this priceless piece of talent.
StarlitLady's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

At first glance I thought this was a photo, honestly! The detail of each hair and whisker! I've never seen anything like this on scratchboard. The colours of the cat mix well with the black (of course) That's why I why I give this five stars in Vision!

Four stars on Originality because it was based on a photograph, still, nothing wrong with a reference.

Once again, I give you five stars. On Technique. Such beautiful artwork no matter what. One can easily see the time put into this piece.

This hit me pretty hard in impact. When I really looked at this piece, I saw a focused cat, like he was stalking his prey! And seeing that a photograph can be turned into something even more amazing! Beautiful work.
longestdistance's avatar
The detail is incredible! Can't believe that's scratchboard... amazing work!
corvus16's avatar
This (and all of your work) is incredible! Beautiful detail.
CloudyandMatrix's avatar
you want a kitten follow these steps 1. draw the kitten you want 2. watch a cat video 3. post this on 10 other things. in the morning you will find a box next to your bed
TimelessFlight's avatar
Absaloutely gorgeous
KeLSick's avatar
Wonderfully! *_*
VKahri's avatar
So I was like... "Scratchboard and Ink?! Are you freaking kidding me?! OH MY GOSH! WOW!"
Ahem... truly amazing!
Alannah-Hawker's avatar
It still amazes me how realistic this looks Heather! Hope you're well!
TheQuietArtist12's avatar
I love your work, I've always wanted to try scratchboard, but I have no idea how to do it lol
Twainwall's avatar
This is so beautiful. An amazing piece of art! :clap: :+fav: :D
wolverine041269's avatar
This is a stunning and beautiful work of art :D
MarWash's avatar
is it possible that you're actually getting better, or at least more detailed? :clap:
demiveemon's avatar
Looking more lifelike than ever. *_*
CindysArt's avatar
So very very beautiful! :love:
Vergilicious's avatar
Looking at this makes me speechless. Fantastic artwork.
McaPhotos's avatar
I feal the moisture in his eyes and nose, brilliant !!!!!!
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In