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Val

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on: April 14, 2015, 01:02:35 PM
It seems my cat profile has drawn some attention! I have been asked by two people if I could do a silhouette (similar to that of the cat) of their boats! I think I could manage the boat .... but how would I go about showing a bit of wave action? Any suggestions?  :help:
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Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 05:03:58 PM
VAL,
I googled 'scratboarding of water' and 'scratboarding of waves', under images.  There are some interesting examples of quiet waters, storms, etc..

Under waves, most are abstract but a bit down the page, I saw 2 nice ones.

Maybe this will give you ideas and get you started...
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Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 02:40:25 AM
Thanks for that Annie I'll see what I can find. I guess I wasn't wording it quite right...  :doh:   I'm not going to attempt scratchboard until my shoulder/arm is sorted.... sharp objects in my right hand may not be the best idea!  :death:    :2funny:   So, I'm gathering all the info I can. Thanks again.
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Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 04:50:32 AM
Sounds wise Val!

Exploring with a sharp knife is, as you said  :death: , keep it safe.  Less injury with a soft brush, just avoid the eyes   :o

I was surprised at the strain on my arthritic fingers when I did my first scratchboard. I was sore for a few days. I will plan my next one for in between flare-ups.

Nice to take time to work up the composition for your boat scenes in your head first.  I should start doing that too.

 :injured: Nurse that shoulder well.
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Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 10:10:31 AM
Thanks Annie, I think it may be a few weeks off. My arm pains just from a bit of typing! It is improving slowly.  O0
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Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 12:41:25 PM
you would add the reflections of the water Val O0


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Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 04:53:47 AM
Sorry, such a long delay in getting back.

Nolan, if I'm getting this right.... I would only scratch in the reflections on the water, as opposed to the water itself? The main body of water would remain black.

I did try printing a negative of one of the photos which worked well for the most part.... but the water just confused me even more!  :eek: Still can't seem to figure out what's what.  :confused:    :squareeyes:    :cool2:    8) Perhaps I need yet another pair of glasses... :coolsmiley: or a BIGGER magnifier!   :detective:      :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 06:06:48 AM
 :idea:
What about posting your draft?   Maybe some who knows what to do it, could digitally show you...  and us  :)
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