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- Jack 1
Early stage of a 7" x 5" scratchboard portrait of Jack, the handsome Tuxedo cat.
- Jack 2
First pass of color on his eyes, plenty of scratching left to do on the rest of him.
- Jack 3
Some of the green from the eyes is scratched away so I could start layering color. A good portion of his fur is scratched at this stage too. Even though he's a black cat, I want texture and value changes in his fur, so much of it appears too light at this stage. That will get knocked back with washes of blue-grey watercolor in various shades once I've finished all the scratching.
- Jack 4
All scratched, and I started inking with a tech pen to bring back the darkest areas. You can see that on the left side; I have to finish inking that large dark patch of chest on the left side and add ink to the right side. Then I can add watercolor & scratch to fine tune. His eyes need more work also.
- Jack 5
Darkest areas added with a tech pen. The texture of those areas still looks a little "chunky", but I'll blend that out with some scratching.
- Jack 6
Ready for color! This version is softer than the previous, where I had added back black. I softened & blended that black with scratching.
- Jack 7
Now with color. Scratching needed to blend here & there, and to bring back some lighter areas. Whiskers will go on last.
- Jack 8 (Final)
Jack's finished portrait. 7" x 5", scratchboard with watercolor. Everything except the whiskers was scratched with a #16 X-Acto blade. I used a Slice ceramic cutting tool for the whiskers. The color in this image is more accurate than the previous one, it leans more toward magenta tones.
- Jacob 1
5" x 5" scratchboard drawing of Jacob the Chimp. The back story: a call went out to members of the Society of Animal Artists to create art of Chimp Haven chimps, with the artists granting permission for image use on merchandise to benefit the chimps. Reference photo courtesy Chimp Haven.
- Jacob 2
The drawing of Jacob is all scratched, ready for color.
- Jacob (Final)
Jacob's portrait is finished. I love his crooked little smile! 5" x 5" scratchboard, with watercolor Scratched with a #16 X-Acto. Color is minimal - a purplish grey for everything, except brown for his eyes. About Jacob: https://chimphaven.org/chimps/jacob/