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Scratchboard - On the Prowl by shonechacko Scratchboard - On the Prowl by shonechacko
18" x 24" scratchboard. The biggest size I have done so far.

Scratched using surgical scalpels, fiberglass brush and nail buffer. Colored using ampersand inks.

Reference picture by Sekhmet-stock sekhmet-stock.deviantart.com/a…
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WolfyKittyCake Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic! At first glance it looks like a photograph! I cant wait to see more art from you! 
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Verus-Amor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh this looks amazing! When I first saw it, it seriously looked like a photograph! Love the way you captured his/hers expression, so vivid and full of life!
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PetiteYamori Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Christ man, the realism on this is so spot on it could be a photograph. * O *
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so kind of you. Thank you!
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flashoverheels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
wonderful animal, capture (?) ans work !!! 8-)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)!
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so real. Very nice. :meow:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! :)
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016   Traditional Artist
Outstanding details and technique ! :clap:
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
amazing
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! :)
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AlexAnderson-AA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so striking. I can't stop looking at it, it's just beautiful. WOW. Clap 
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! :)
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xxxxxBrianF Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
RU Serious! Man you are GREAT!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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shazzz999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
Awesome, dude. S
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Tatuas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Fantastic job; exceptional handling in traditional art! (Claw pity: I just saw her not quite right)
In any case, outstanding work!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! What is wrong with her claws?
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Tatuas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
You're welcome! After seeing the photo of referéncia now (when I saw your work for the first time not compared it with the reference) I could see why the front claw looked strange:

1- The front claw (which is supported on the floor) in your Scratchboard seems to have three fingers instead of four as shown in the reference. This is because you have not marked well the separation of the first finger from the left, and it seems that the first and second finger (the pinky and ring fingers) are the same.

2- He has also missed you dial a little slits where the nails of all fingers are retracted (in reference barely visible, but easily appreciate).

3- With the index finger goes something like that in 1: separation with the other fingers is well marked, but the shape and depth of the finger not just be fine (that little lump on the right end should be less pronounced out-and that is not part of that finger, if not possibly the big finger left more ago-).

Of course this is a personal opinion, and I apologize because you do not ask a critique of your work. I just commented why not look good claw (I hope I explained well, my English is still poor).

If you want, take a look at my
oil on wood "eco and logical eviction / Desahucio eco y logico"; although support and position holding the claw or hand on the ground is different (hence the nails look more), separation of the fingers is similar.

A greeting!
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MarvelousMargay Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you give me the brands that you use?
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have only tried scratchboards made by ampersand and I love them. I just ordered a few esdee boards just to try them, but it is highly unlikely that they are going to be better than ampersand based on the feedback from other scratchboard artists. I use inks of many different brands. ampersand inks are best if you plan to rescratch after coloring since they don't stain the white clay. winson and newton inks are very vibrant, but leaves a stain. ph martins bombay inks are kind of alright. koh-i-noor inks are probably the best after ampersand since it comes in a lot more colors.

I get the tattoo needles, art knife and fiber glass brushes from amazon. the brands do not matter for those.
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tpallier Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 Amazing artwork that turned out extremely well :-)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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StargazinArt Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! :love:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SB-Journals Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I didn't know you could get that much detail with scratchboard! =D Should have tried using my x-acto knife when I had the chance.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, if you use a clay based scratchboard. If you use a paper one, then there is not much you can do.
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luequineart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm in love with the definition of every hair! You do an amazing work wow Hug  CURSE YOU! 
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Yoshedagreen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the muted color, like he's in the shadows.  You're freaking amazing!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! Hug 
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful ! ^^
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
This blows my mind!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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KittyOnCrack Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
I shall fall back upon my old repetitive self.  Simply. Gorgeous.  The face is perfect, I love the texture and direction of the fur.  The forepaw on the ground the most distal foot pad strikes me as a bit... odd?  But the lighting, the coloring, beautiful.  The small patch of ground is very nicely done.  I like the way you do grasses, and the green fading into brown adds a lighting trick that I like.  I am also very fond of how despite it being the largest scratchboard you have done, you didn't appear to get exhausted or annoyed and get lazy with the detail. You maintained consistency throughout the entire piece. Makes it very cohesive. Lovely work!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Krista!

I got a people's choice award for this in an art show last month. 

I must have messed up the paw because I removed the wood chips from the reference picture.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous :heart:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
master piece.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
You wellcome.
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
:wow: The texture in the fur is superb! Great job!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

I just checked your gallery. You are incredibly talented. Have you tried any medium other than color pencils?
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words!

I have taken college courses in oil painting and learned to love the medium. I am still doing a few color pencil works here and there but am starting to transition to oils. Right now, I have a fairly large painting of a wolf behind tall grass/ thorns. It will take a while to complete, but I will be sure to upload it once it's finished. Thanks for asking!
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