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Mountain Lion Scratchboard by Skyelar Mountain Lion Scratchboard by Skyelar
This is a piece I did several years ago, still one of my favs. It's done on gold metallic scratchboard [like gold foil covered in a black coating that you scratch away -- in case someone doesn't know] It's meant to be lined up side by side with my two other scratchboards [uploading them now...] The proper order should be:
Golden Eagle -- Wolf -- Mountain lion

Someday I'll frame them or something...
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OriginalCopyCat1874 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the gold makes it so captivating!
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Siehorse Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
On scratchboard, is there a method of erasing mistakes?
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Beastlylion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! i just did my first scratchpad and it was hard, fun, but all the shading is in reverse =P
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Teura-the-Mentor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Me liiikee this!
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graphiteforlunch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful. I'm sure the shiny gold looks even more stunning, if possible, in person!
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Blaguar3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I shall have this as my Desktop, thanks for an Awesome image! :iconthanksplz:
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Shenendoa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   Writer
That is so amazing! That is almost better than Balaa! Almost...:wink:
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Vaya-Kahvi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... that is wonderful.
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minime2210 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing!!! :wow: That looks so realistic and it's astonishing how you managed to get all the different tones and textures with the scratch board!! After seeing this I think I might have to have a bash. Anyhoo well done excelent job :worship: :+fav:
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bomierobert Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
Amazing!
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thorr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003
Absolutely beautiful. And scratchboard adds such a warming effect. Just captivating. Keep it up.
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Sunreon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003
Oh mah freakin' heck.

I like scratchboard, it's a favourite medium of mine, particularly with living things (like animals and sezzy people).

And you did a FREAKIN AWESOME job. Because of the way the foil reflects light differently, it looks like different parts are toned differently, which is something you don't really get with using white as a base. Absolutely incredible. *thumbsup*
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Skyelar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
I enjoy the foil scratchboard, it does seem to add more depth to the picture. Another thing I like to do with it is tint silver foil scratchboard with art markers. I did a scratchboard of a tropical butterfly like that -- it added some nice color to the shiny silver. You could probably try tinting white scratchboard too, if you ever want to add some color to it... =D
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corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2003
That... is gorgeous... :omg: ...The details, all the hairs.... and the golden-red hue it has just makes it so much more beautiful.... it picks up on the individual hairs, reflects off them differently... Geezuz jimminy that's realistic looking...
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evilchibiminion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2003
That really is fantastic. How do you find the patience for all the detail? I really do wish that I could be as detailed in my own work.
It's such a gorgeous picture of a gorgeous animal. Wow :D
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Skyelar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
=) It really didn't take that long, I did each of my scratchboards in a couple hours start to finish ... which for me is like lightning fast. The thing is, you can't erase at all, so everything you put on the paper gets you a bit closer to being done. I can't redo anything on them, so I get done really fast. =P
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beldolor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2003  Hobbyist
this is incredible! i find scratch board dificult to control, but you have done it wonderfuly.
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