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Scratchboard Drawing => Scratchboard Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: serowe on March 13, 2015, 01:36:39 AM

Title: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: serowe on March 13, 2015, 01:36:39 AM
I decided to try using some Ampersand Scratchbord to see what difference there is between it (the board) and the thinner, paper style scratchboard sheets.

This was done on a 5" x 7" board and then coloured. 

I used watercolour paints for the leaves (Art Spectrum Australian greens - light and dark) and then removed most of the wash leaving only a trace of colour behind.

The stems I used Derwent Inktense pencils - again, the colour was too heavy so I removed some of the colour by re-scraping along some of the stems.

The flowers were coloured using Faber-Castell Albrecht-Duhrer water colour pencils. For these, most of the colour was left on although some re-scratching was required to 'dumb down' the highlights.

The board took about a week of work with about 1-2 hours a day and then finished by spraying with Crystal Clear fixative (3 coats) to make sure the surface is preserved.

Not perfect, but the next attempt is to use a full 9x12 panel for which I have allowed myself 5-6 weeks to complete!

Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: Val on March 13, 2015, 05:17:56 AM
 :heeha: This was quite the undertaking Stephen! Very well done I might add.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm curious to see what your topic will be for your large board....or are you going to keep me in 'suspenders' ?!   ;D
Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: Bellarina on March 13, 2015, 05:41:36 AM
Wow, i didnt realize you could do so much with the scratchboard.  Very cool,
Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: Lisa gale on March 13, 2015, 06:27:01 AM
 :yippee:
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Post by: Sherri on March 13, 2015, 07:55:54 AM
You did a great job.  I love the scratch boarding!!

Sherri
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Post by: ncwren on March 13, 2015, 08:03:21 AM
Looks like stitching.

 :clap:
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Post by: Tousabella on March 13, 2015, 12:12:16 PM
What a wonderful result after all that work.  It's lovely. Great picture.
Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: serowe on March 13, 2015, 12:54:22 PM
:heeha: This was quite the undertaking Stephen! Very well done I might add.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm curious to see what your topic will be for your large board....or are you going to keep me in 'suspenders' ?!   ;D

Who needs 'suspenders'? :)  OK - this should tell you what I am about to scratch  :P And, to everyone else's comments, thank you...  :thankyou:

Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: Val on March 13, 2015, 02:00:29 PM
 :think:   Well, this is either an animal..... or Nolan turned into a Sasquatch!!  :whistle:    >:D
Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 13, 2015, 09:20:40 PM
It looks like the neckline of a beautiful shaggy knit sweater.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Scratchboard Eucalyptus
Post by: nolan on March 15, 2015, 12:01:26 PM
well done :clap: :clap: :clap: