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Scratchboard wolf

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I recently found some pictures of amazing scratchboard illustration on the internet and felt inspired to try it out, myself. This is my first attempt at scratchboard ever, and I'm so in love with this medium.

Drawing is based on a photograph taken by my boyfriend of a wolf at the local zoo and used with permission.

14"x11" Ampersand scratchboard. Will be for sale at the FC art show next weekend.
Image size
900x709px 180.05 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 19, 2009, 2:45:28 AM
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LilaBunHobbyist General Artist
WOW ; 0 ;
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Amazing!!!!
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I am blown away!
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Moonlight1383Student General Artist
Beautiful work! :)
KaleidoscopeLanterns's avatar
Scratchboard is hard and time-consuming but also loads of fun. Great job! c:
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Lou-in-Canada Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!  :w00t:

Could you tell me.. I saw a scratchboard for the first time in the Micheals store yesterday.  What is it?  I mean, how does one work with that.  You just draw on it?  Or do you need to use an exacto knive or something and scratch in it first?  How does one use a scratchboard??  
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rah-bopProfessional Digital Artist
At its most basic level, a scratchboard is a layer of white clay (or wax) coated in a layer of black ink.   You use a sharp implement like an exacto knife, a needle, or even something like steel wool to scrape off the ink to reveal the white clay underneath. It's a reductive process, meaning you make lines by scratching the ink away.  It's really fun! Here's a clip I found on YouTube showing what it looks like in action: youtu.be/0Skw1Gf5NYA
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Roxy147Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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kira333333Hobbyist General Artist
I Think I'm in Love <3
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LifeOnDisplayPhotoProfessional General Artist
well done!
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miamary123456Student Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured on a BuzzFeed page by me!! Here's the link: [link]
I hope this will get you more viewers!
Thanks!
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rah-bopProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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miamary123456Student Traditional Artist
You are SOOOOOOOOOOOO welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EricSeufert1983Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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miamary123456Student Traditional Artist
FIRST attempt GAAAAAAAAA
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miamary123456Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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NINJAWERETIGERHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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AG-08 Digital Artist
Phenomenal! ...Jesus!
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FlorosineHobbyist General Artist
Hi! I used this beautiful piece of work here: [link]
let me know if you would like it taken down. The credit for the photo can be found on the sidebar.
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rah-bopProfessional Digital Artist
It's cool. :) Thanks a lot for showing me and linking back to my page! I appreciate it!
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nice textured
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Love the fur!
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RathsiProfessional
VERY good job!!
I love the fur. Scratchboard lends itself to a lot of detail, or in my case an opportunity to be OCD. 8-)
Check out mine when you can.
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