Thank you Mireille for your nice comments. I do appreciate them. I scratched the leopards portrait and then applied a lite watercolor wash, once dried I scratched again and rewashed. This I did four times to achieve the results I wanted. Multi scratch and washes achieve a certain 3D effect on the original work. Chuck :) xx
Hi Mireille, thank you for the kind comment. You are a very talented lady, and your picture shows a very young and attractive lady, also. I started scratch art blind, no idea and no help. Let me know when you are going to give it a try and I will give you a few pointers and so comments that might help. Just a note I did 24 commissioned pet portraits last year.. Something that helps keep my hobby cost free! My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info.. Oh yes, posting a new scratch piece in a couple minutes... Chuck :) xx
Hello Mireille, thank you for your very nice comment on "Lucky", I'm pleased with him also. I started painting when I turned 70 yrs old and retired. Had time and my daughter suggested that I take up painting since I liked to doodle. I tried acrylics and oils, then found watercolors and was hooked. So I've been doing w/c's for 7 yrs.. in Nov of 2014 I started to do scratch art and really like it. You use hard board, (masonite with white clay on it and then sprayed with india ink) I use an E-acto #11 knife to scratch and watercolors to color. Really great medium for our furry friends. Especially good for great details. Tks again, Chuck :) XX
Hey welcome to the club! Glad you could join us Mireille. Hope you meet some nice folks here. Everyone this is Mireille. Mireille this is everyone. Mireille is good people. She has already earned her 'awesome' badge. Hugs from NZ.