I am a wildlife and equine artist trying to make my way in the art world. My goal is to be able to make a living solely off my art--a dream I've always wanted since I started drawing at about 2 years old. The purpose of my art is to depict the beauty of nature--more specifically the sublime. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my work!
Thanks for letting us feature this precious bird of prey art into our group ArsRapax | DeviantArt . You should also join us if you like birds of prey and birds of prey art
wish you have done more on this thematic with this style. I think its one of your best work
Im also interested in this below. Pls submit it to our group. What exactly is scratchboard?
Thanks very much! I haven't done a lot of birds of prey in general, but hopefully more someday.
Both of these pieces are actually scratchboard, which is a board covered with a thin layer of white clay. Then there's a thin layer of black ink over that. I scratch off that black ink with an xacto knife to show the white underneath. For colored scratchboards like the Golden Eagle, I paint very thin washes of colored ink over the piece when it's done being scratched out.
the black and white one looks really photorealistic. I suppose that's the point of the scratchboard tecnique and all of this hassle😋
Ive checked you other bird art (not scratchboard) and I must say those seem taken from a bird guide. Very accurate and illustrative. I can only drool to see how a more colourful bird of prey would look like in that style
PS: I havent received any notification for the black and white one. Sure you have submitted? Im out of submissions most of the times (as a group founder Im really hindered by this da stupid limit of 10 per day)
Haha, yes, that's my goal to make things very realistic, and scratchboard is really good for that.
Oh, I haven't submitted it yet. Can't seem to figure out how to do it on my phone, so I'll have to do it when I'm on my computer next.