Winging Away (Scratchboard) by smr-g

Winging Away (Scratchboard)

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Added: Dec 18, 2003
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Traded Stan Morrison a rhea egg for this piece of blank clayboard. I was so fascinated watching what Stan did at the Bay Area Ren Faire that I wanted to try a design of my own. Basically you draw a sketch, tape it down and trace the basics (leaving an imprint). Then you take an x-acto blade and start scratching away at the black.

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I am hoping to possibly get your blessing in using this concept for a lower back tattoo...it is your art and I feel obliged to ask, of course.

smr-g's picture

Thank you Jana! Many people have seen many different images within the clouds--all are a testimony to the viewers' imaginations and not to my artistic forethought, unfortunately for me! Smile

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Thank you, Jana! Many people have seen different things amidst the clouds in this piece--all are a testimony to the viewers' wonderful imaginations.

I just sold the original of "Winging Away" at Celtic Fling (one of the shows hosted on the Mount Hope Winery grounds--they also host the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire where we'll be selling art in our newly constructed lighthouse).

And as for my earlier tattoo comment--Woo-Hoo! A piece of my art is being put on the back of this really great guy's neck--And he asked permission (and purchased THAT original)!

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I noticed some hidden images in the cloudes like a lioness and a laughing face. I don't know if it was intended or just accidents. Smile but kudos to you on the artwork.. Smile

Jana

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Thanks. I actually had a bunch of people ask if I did tattoos and could I do one like that? I told them the tools of my trade are knives and that it'd hurt quite a bit but if they were willing to suffer for art... Wink Needless to say, there aren't tatts of my stuff out there that I know of--but this piece has been a good seller for me so far. And fun. Did I mention it was fun to make?

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The detail in this piece is amazing. It must have taken forever. I love the idea of a lion with wings, and I especially enjoy the way each feather is visible on the wings. Keep it up.

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Thank you SO much. "Winging Away" is actually my first attempt at scratchboard (well, since the unfortunate big-headed bunny in 4th grade, at least). I really enjoyed doing it. And as for patience--yep, you're right, but for me it's a matter of perspective (as I taught middle school social studies for five years--talk about needing patience! Wink .

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it is absolutely amazing! Scratchboard is a medium that requires so much patience! bravo!

Art at its best.