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Zilpa

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on: October 04, 2013, 11:33:37 PM

Scratchboard 5"x 7" I have called it "Tears"

I did this one today. It is my second attempt at scratching so I thought it was time to challenge myself.


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Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 02:35:52 AM
 :heeha: Wow Zilpa! This is fabulous. I've never tried this, looks like it could be great fun and very challenging too. Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 02:46:10 AM
Thank you val yes it is fun it took me 6 hours


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Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 03:59:26 AM
Wow Zilpa, Love this.  I have heard of this technique but don't know anything.  Tell us a little about the process.  The result is stunning.  :clap:


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Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 04:33:04 AM
The scratch board has a layer of white clay under a layer of ink. Instead of drawing dark areas, you scratch out the light areas using a fine hatching technique with a scalpel or scratching tool. It gets done in several layers. if you scratch out an area by mistake it can be fixed with indian ink but scratching too deep is a no no. This is one of my dog Muttley which was the firts one I tried a few days ago.
 


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Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 04:46:27 AM
Muttley looks lovely, I'll bet he's quite the character.  ;D

I've never done this, but for a first try I think it's great.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 05:15:47 AM
Thank you Val, it takes up no room and no mess. It is advised to wear white cotton gloves though so no sweat or oils spoil the ink.


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Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 06:10:54 AM
Thanks Zilpa for the explanation.  So scratchboard is always black and white?  Love Muttley, both the art and the name :)


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Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 07:04:50 AM
That's a haunting image Lynn P., I've never seen that technique before. Are the scratch boards available commercially or do you make them yourself?
Thanks for showing me something new.
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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 07:40:54 AM
Zilpa,

This is a great piece.  Wow, so much detail.

Muttley looks like quite a character.  Maybe Tony should write him into one of his stories.

Keep up the good work.  Anxious to see what you will do next.

aloha

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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 08:06:46 AM
Zilpa,

WOW, your 'tears' painting is incredible.  I looked at it for only a few seconds, but can close my eyes and see every detail.  The eyes are piercing!

Amazing work!!!

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Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 08:28:39 AM
Your scratch painting is absolute marvaleous!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: Doina
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Reply #12 on: October 05, 2013, 10:36:36 AM
Thanks Zilpa for the explanation.  So scratchboard is always black and white?  Love Muttley, both the art and the name :)

Not always black and white.  You can do it with layers of colour and the colours of the scratch vary according to the pressure of the tool.


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Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 10:37:31 AM
Oh, bravo!


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Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 11:27:31 AM
Well done, Zilpa! Scratchboard is a challenging medium and you are off and running!  :clap:
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