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Thompson's Gazelle - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Thompson's Gazelle - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands
Just finished this little guy up this afternoon! Once again, very pleased with the outcome. This one was all about the lighting! It was great fun to watch these little guys in Africa--they're not much larger than a goat. 

"Thompson's Gazelle"
9" X 12"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! How did you create so much tone on a scratchboard?
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Just varying degrees of pressure. :) I also go back in and airbrush a few areas to really punch up the deep gray values.
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It works really well! :D May I ask how you got into scratchboards? It seems so different to any other kind of medium!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I started scratchboard in 2013 because I saw other artists working in that medium who really inspired me. I loved the contrast and level of detail you could achieve with the medium. :)
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DesOrages Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it like drawing with knives? Do you sketch your ideas in pencil and then scratch them in?
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I literally scratch everything off with an xacto knife. I make a drawing on a separate sheet of paper and then transfer that to the board.
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siarrafaith Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You work is so good !
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I appreciate it. :)
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wixcat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing ! I'm so glad I follow you and get to see this really cool work! Although I don't work on a scartchboard I't really makes me want do keep working on my nature illustrations!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I'm really glad you like it. Glad I can help inspire you! :aww:
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ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
again a fine piece of work^^
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, Sarah! :D
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ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
you are welcome!^^
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Lovely delicate work
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I appreciate it. :aww:
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Bandarai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Such stunning textures. Made even more brilliant by that lighting! Gorgeous :heart:
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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Lunar-White-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! *-*
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Stunning as always.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like the lighting on this. Great work as usual.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I appreciate it. :)
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June 18, 2017
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)