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What ya looking at? by shonechacko What ya looking at? by shonechacko
My first full fledged colored scratchboard of a Bengal Tiger.


Size is 9x12 on an ampersand clayboard. Colored with ampersand inks and inktense pencils.

Time taken :- about 20-25 hours I think. I am so uncomfortable with colors and had to keep redoing everything. I think I should stick to black and white which is my forte.

These are some of my other scratchboard works


These are some of my pencil drawings



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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

A DD!!!!!!!!!!:squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee:

This is a great new year gift. Thanks for all the favorites. Sorry, I wont be able to thank all of you individually.



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Given 2011-12-30
What ya looking at? Traditional-Art Scratchboard by *shonechacko ( Suggested by Twins72 and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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I have worked with scratchboard before, so I am thoroughly impressed with this particular piece.

Color: From far away, this can easily be mistaken for an edited photograph (I don't wear glasses, but still). The colors are basically perfect: They fit everything. The orange is precisely like it is on a real tiger, and the eyes aren't too green. Simply stunning. The hues are are a warm, rich, roiling amber that draws you into the picture, until the colors finally lead to the nose and eyes, where you are captivated for a moment. You notice the soft, shrill pink of the flower, and the succulent dark greens and earth tones. The void of the background is reflected in the pitch black of the stripes, and balanced out so that there is not too much dark. The use of white is good, too. Lots of people leave in too much white, but in this case, since it is photorealistic, the balance is awesome. Perhaps, though, there is a tad too much of that glowing yellow on the claws of the frontmost paw? It is not completely distracting, but when looked at, it seems a bit too radiant.

Craftsmanship: I do not lie, I can see no errors when looking at this. The amount of detail is exquisite. Each individual hair on the tiger is visible, every single whisker, the gleam of the eyes, the pores of the nose. Incredible. I have no negatives for this part of the picture ;)

Focus: Like the colors did, the lines created by the position of the tiger's body and the direction of the stripes is sort of like a halo. At first, I saw the right edge of the picture, and the black ripples amongst the satin amber waves led to the powerful paw, which led to the calm chest, the nose, then these wise, curious, settled eyes. Once the picture leads you to the eyes, it is difficult to look at much else.

Between the lines: This picture could be interpreted many ways. But, for me, the connection between the predator (viewed as a truculent, savage, devastating beast by the local townspeople) and the fragile little flower is touching. It could be death coddling life, or simply that even the greatest evil, the most spontaneous power and grace still has space in its heart for a small, delicate, precious thing.

Positive: Simply *adjective that is a synonym with gorgeous that I haven't yet used*. It was hard to critique for anything that needed to be fixed, for there was almost nothing. Top notch work, exemplifying the word beauty.

Negatives: Back paw needs a bit more detail perhaps, and that odd yellow glow on the front paw is slightly distracting.

Summary: :thumbsup: 9.8/10
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AmeliaFelicity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice tiger!!!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
We are delighted to feature your artwork in this week's feature

“No People Allowed” Gallery Show
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#Art-Express
Artistic Expression
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
So welcome :heart:
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AliYaqooob Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your amazing work have been featured here [link] :aww:
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. thanks a lot!
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marcieness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lov the coloring.
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhannahloulou:
HannahLouLou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW Amazing!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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armator Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with Sketch's critique... this looks very much like a photo and it appears very fuzzy! c: MY favorite parts are the textures on the face. The soft lines above the nose and how it looks as if it is actually 3D around the eyes and the eyes themselves!

And omg your pencil drawings O.O Dr House is amazing!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Aambur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Unbelievable!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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IreneBuzasSzlavikne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi. I'd really like one more PET in our house!! He is awsome. Congrat.
CORNflower from Hungary
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! But I wouldn't want him as a pet :)
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jeni-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
just stunning!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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orange-leaves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't realize you can color scratchboard. This is very good, although I am also impressed by your B&W pieces. I'd suggest that even though color is new to you, play with it. You managed to avoid that unfortunate "velvet painting" effect, so I think you'll get more comfortable with the medium over time. I especially like the fur pattern in the middle of the head, above the eyes. It looks so soft and fuzzy I feel like I could touch it.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, but I don't know what you mean by velvet painting effect.
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orange-leaves Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There was a trend in the 70's to paint onto black velvet. WIth airbrushing, which was new back then as well, the colors really popped and people found they can create vivid color contrast and all kinds of cool effects. The technique has become so popular, it became a kitschy pop trend that fizzled. It got overdone and overused. If you read a book from the 80's and the character has a "velvet painting of Elvis" on his wall, you know he has no taste in art and likes gaudy things, and probably can't afford much. Too bad, I think lots of velvet paintings are pretty. It's much like painting on the back surface of glass - cool concept, beautiful effect, but it can be messed up when overdone, and you DIDN'T overdo it.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. I did not know about all this stuff. I don't have any formal training and art is just a hobby. Thanks a lot for the information.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is very awesome :)
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :) Don't worry I'm sometimes very late with replying too ^.^
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Eliza206 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, simply amazing XD i think u should stick to colors, it is simply perfect! and so realistic it's amazing, you have all the quality's a tiger has- it's magnificent fur, it's stunning claws and it's hypnotic gaze XD you did a great job :) p.s did i mention you should stick with colors XD
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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Eliza206 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol its okay XD
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Fluffy-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Does it like pepper?
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pepper? Why pepper?
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Fluffy-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
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The Hangover refrence. Don't mind me, just acting out a dare I was given by a friend on a night I barely remember.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I see:)
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MikaneMoon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woahh. very nice
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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MikaneMoon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i's okay ^^ your welcome
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Looks like it is guarding the little plant sprouts.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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asPanda Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this....is amazing.....and my love for tigers makes it even more amazing. :D
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow, this is scratchboard? Simply awesome work!
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:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it is :)

Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing!!!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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:iconzzombieluv:
Zzombieluv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Holy shit this is good.
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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msbreshine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
In total awe. I thought it was a photo as well. Beautiful!
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late reply.
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:iconmsbreshine:
msbreshine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem. Keep up the amazing work ^^
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