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Snowy by shonechacko Snowy by shonechacko
This weekend is turning out to be really productive and this took about 6 hours today. I had fun with the fiberglass brush and learned a new technique.

This is the last 8x10 amperstand scratchboard I have. I am going go upscale and order a bigger boards today - 11x14?

Reference picture is by ~Tygrik

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Best of traditional art from WLTA - October 2011Welcome to the 14th monthly Features article from :iconwelovetraditionalart: We are highlighting some very special art added to the group in the last month, as selected by the admins – 47 beautiful works this month. Remember to give the artists some :+fav:’s!

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Critique by wario7793 Sep 4, 2011, 8:35:29 PM
I closely compared the reference photo with this wonderful sketch. The fur is amazingly rendered in a neat style. It doesn't 100% match the photo's fur patterns, but it does give the cat a more lynx-like look, more aggressive. The head has a longer, leaner neck. The fur lines coming off the right eye are bolder than the picture, it stands out much better.

This is a vision of power, more power than a small cat might be though to possess. The face looks intently at its target, the eyes locked on. The mouth is impassive, like the animal is patiently waiting and trying not to make a sound.

This has some originality to it, due to the slight enhanced look over the original color reference photo. This is a case of an imperfect sketch with a better feel to it.

The technique is amazing, the individual hairs, the whiskers, the shading, the eyes, the nose, the mouth, beautifully replicated in pencil. This leaner beast gives quite the impact.
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Darius-Thorsson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing work man ... I like it even more than the reference photo. The amount of detail is absolutely stunning.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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artist--in--progress Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous...i attempted scratchboard a few times but for some reason i cant get the grays that it seems like you have in here...every time i scratch only white is revealed..does it have something to do with the board or scratcher im using maybe?...sorry im just wondering and i dont know who better to ask than someone with such talent like yourself :)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are two ways to have grays. One is to give the illusion of gray by having thin scratches and leaving a small gap between scratches. The other is to reink the scratches using black indian ink. But you need to use an ampersand scratchboard if you need to reink as the scratch paper does not allow you to do that.
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artist--in--progress Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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zu-manity Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I featured your wonderful artwork in my journal: [link] ! :clap:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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:iconlightrainbow:
lightrainbow Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a pleasure.;)
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greendragon22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, awesome fur! It looks so fluffy!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Thea-Nu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy shit. I LOVE the details.
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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Black-morning-glory Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The texture you have created is absolutely incredible!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is....stunning. :O It looks like a photograph. Amazing work! You rendered everything so amazingly. :wow:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
what is a fiberglass brush? :)
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is actually meant for cleaning dust and rust, but scratchboard artists use it as a tool to smoothly remove ink.

[link]
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
very interesting, thank you!
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
aww this is so cute ^^
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
you're so very welcome
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:iconliebedero:
liebedero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that must have been painstaking. Now i know why I confine myself to people.
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually I find drawing animals easier than people as you cant go wrong most of the times with the proportions.
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:iconliebedero:
liebedero Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't do the fur!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scratchboards are really helpful when doing fur than any other medium.
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:iconliebedero:
liebedero Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet - still tedious.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) nothing is easy in life.
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:iconliebedero:
liebedero Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nope.
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CheeseWeebie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to try scratchboard, but then fantastic pieces like this intimidate the crap outta me :P
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scratchboard is pretty easy. You can never go wrong and it is so much fun doing them. Unlike other mediums where only the finished one looks good, scracthboards look good all the time. Try it and you won't regret it.
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huskeylover Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww its a kitty katty i love it soooo mch :clap:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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huskeylover Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np ;D
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
your talent is amazing!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SandraWhite Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist
looking good!!!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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Rodmansvisuals Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice scratch work...whoa. 11x14? ...go big !... i would say, you have displayed the the patience needed to tackle a big board.....16X20 or bigger... ( a friendly supportive challenge )
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Rodman! I don't think I have the patience to work on the same piece for more than a week and I am sure that 16x20 will surely take me more than a week.

And welcome to Devianart. Now people here will see how real scratchboards look like. Now nobody would want to look at my scratchboards :(
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Rodmansvisuals Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm pretty sure I could win a friendly debate on that....

I'm here to push and be pushed....feel free to jump in.
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Kuroi-Tsuki-Neralim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist
Is incredible!! it seems to be a photograph
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Jessadraw Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
scratch board? wut's that?

btw this is EPICCCCC. i luv it
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Scratchboard is a board which is having a black surface. Scratching on the surface with a knife or another sharp object will reveal the white clay underneath.
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Jessadraw Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
yup :)
so, was there something on the scratch board for you to overlap it? or was it freehand?
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most people(including me) use a graphite paper to transfer the images to the scratchboard. Drawing freehand on a scratchboard is almost near to impossible and might damage the board when you try to correct the mistakes.
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Jessadraw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
oh. ok.
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