Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scratchboard Cat

This is 5 x 7, I'm using an Ampersand Scratchbord and then tinting it with watercolour before scratching another layer. I keep repeating to get the depth in the fur.

11 comments:

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

Thank you for sharing your work with us. As somewhat of a novice hobby painter, I was going to copy one of your pieces in an effort to better learn. However, having just been given a hare, I am to do this, but taking tips from your cat studies.

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

Thank you so much for sharing the work of your pieces. I am hoping to improve my style (much improvement needed!) and am hoping to use you as inspiration.

Wendy Olsen said...

I love this so far!
From a distance it looks like a cheeky cat peering out from a dark bag or cupboard, with his face half hidden in shadow!

I love your work!

Brenda said...

Technically amazing! I am in awe of scratchboard. Especially in the hands of an expert. The colors are superb as well!!

LKJ said...

WOW, this looks absolutely amazing! I love how you are using the watercolor with the scratch board.

vivien said...

absolutely beautiful :>)

DEB said...

I'm in awe of those who master scratchboard! It's a reversal - removing color instead of adding it as you do in traditional paintings. Folks like you who can do it are ambidextrous artists!

Celeste Bergin said...

it's very cool just where it is.

Jess said...

Beautiful start! I use scratchboard as well for numerous pet portraits. I was wondering if you would share your technique on how you do the cat's eyes. Thanks in advance!

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