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March 28, 2015
Play It Again by Lyekka is a beautiful piece that really brings to life motion in lines. Who wouldn't want to enjoy an evening night with your friend under that radiant moon!
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This was a commission done for someone who had lost someone special recently. I wrestled with posting this since it is outside of my typical scratchboard work, but since I think it came out very well, it gets posted here. Scratchboard and watercolor, 8x10 inches. I added an additional branch digitally, and deepened the blacks from the original scan (scratchboard scans very poorly in my scanner, and areas of deep black have to be retouched since they always look dirty), but aside from the branch, I have attempted to capture what this looks like in real life.
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YemaYema's avatar
Heyyy happy to see you got a DD!!! Congratulations! :D
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CaseyDecker's avatar
This picture you've done of this squirrel and raccoon looks very nice and interesting. :D
TouchedbyLavender's avatar
I like the feeling of this painting its very relaxing and makes me feel like they're just hanging out with no obligations and being friends. Its a very nice feeling I love the characters and the strokes of their fur- very nicely done! You are a great talent keep doing what you do! Hug :happybounce: 
Fractaldragon's avatar
I adore scratchboard work! Love the combination of scratchboard and watercolor. I can't tell where you added the branch digitally and that's good! There's a wonderfully sweet feeling to this piece. Congrats on the DD!
fireloup-garou's avatar
I had no idea this was scratchboard, I never thought I'd see the day when someone was good at this!
MetaShinryu's avatar
This is the graphical description of chillaxing haha!
Lintu47's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
Amieku's avatar
Awesome ^_^ Your work is always amazing and full of life
Lecero's avatar
Reminds me a bot of the tim burton style :) like it very much
DarkstripeShadowpaw's avatar
We had a cat that we know slept in the rafters of the garage at the same time that a raccoon was sleeping up there.
Llamas-And-Potatoes's avatar
omg me too except for me there was a really fat cat+a raccoon+some kind of retarded bird 
DarkstripeShadowpaw's avatar
Ha ha. Cats are silly.
Zikschive's avatar
Woah, how long did this take?? Amazing! 
KeelyDolan's avatar
Usually I clock my hours, but since this piece was spread out over weeks with periods of not working on it, I can only give you a rough estimate of about 70ish hours. The colors were all added in multiple layers (one at a time) of "scratch out, add color, scratch out" hence the higher hour count for a smaller piece. So, lots of color = increased time. I'm methodical :)
Zikschive's avatar
Ah, thanks for the length reply! :D
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