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- Hanna 1
Hanna the Harrier (breed of Hound), in progress. 5" x 7" scratchboard Reference photo provided by my client. I started with the railing to be sure it was headed in the direction I wanted, then began scratching on Hanna.
- Hanna 2
Watercolor on the railing: I've scratched & added color twice. I'm still building the contours & wood grain, but I like how it's going. I'll add some color pencil to define the grain further. Just scratching so far on Hanna. Clearly, I'm not worried about drawing the eyes first. Every drawing is different, the eyes happen when they happen...
- Hanna 3
At this point, the railing was pretty much finished, with more scratching on Hanna. I've used watercolor & color pencil for the color & texture on the railing.
- Hanna 4
Now with "spooky eyes". I know it looks weird - the eyes are overscratched at this point, they will be a lovely warm brown when the portrait is finished. I'll stipple the eyes with ink & scratch more to make them darker, while still leaving enough white for the surface to accept color. Her nose is over-scratched also, that will be stippled as well. I left a black outline, so I don't lose the edges of her nose against the fur in that area. Once I finish the scratching in the central area and that tiny bit on the left, then I'll go back in & stipple.
- Hanna 5
All scratched, ready for color on Hanna. After looking at the railing for plenty of days, I'm happy with it, no further changes needed there.
- Hanna 7
Scratched to fine tune after adding color. It's lighter, but just wait, I'll add another pass of watercolor, then minimal scratching to fine tune, and the portrait will be finished! I'm in the home stretch....
Check out this video where I added the highlights to her eyes.
And this video that shows scratching previously added color.
- Hanna 8 (Final)
This is the final Hanna the Harrier (hound) 5" x 7" scratchboard commission Reference photo provided by client. Scratched with a #16 X-Acto, colored with watercolor (dog & railing) & color pencil (railing)
- Hanna 5 - detail
Detail of the "all scratched" stage - Image #5 This portion of the portrait is about 3.25" x 1.5"
- Hanna 8 (final) - detail
Detail of the finished portrait. This portion of the portrait is about 3.25" x 1.5"
- "Tale of the Tail" - early stage - ink & scratching
The start of a 3" x 4.75" drawing of a tiger cub, playing with his mom's tail. Reference photo courtesy of Erik Bowker. I've added ink with a technical pen & have started scratching. The lighter black areas are the scratched portions.
- "Tale of the Tail" - color & scratching
I'm a bit "all over the place" at this stage with this drawing. I haven't scratched all the black ink yet, but I've started adding color with Pitt Artist Pens.
- "Tale of the Tail" - more color
More color, but CJ's back still needs color added.
- "Tale of the Tail" - Materials and Progress
Tools of the trade. Here I'm still working on the first pass of scratching, after I finish that, I'll add more color. I'll switch to watercolor for that, I have to layer colors when I use the pens, but I can mix the exact color I need with watercolor.
- "Tale of the Tail" - 1st Scan
This is a scan of the CJ drawing, it's much better quality than the previous images that were cell phone photos. The first layer of color is down, I've fiddled with adding & subtracting (by scratching) color to the foreground & background, and I'm starting to scratch the tiger fur. The section of mom's tail to the left of CJ's face is taking shape now that the color has been scratched.