This is Shelby, she is a BLM mustang that I saw and took pictures of. She had only been in amongst humans for less than a year and she was so obedient and so gorgeous. This stance just portays her majesty and shows her will was not broken, but humans were merely added to her life. This is a 7x5 original scratchboard without color added. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
For beginners: Tools used were scratchboard line tool, fiberglass brush.
This is a starling, one of those plain black birds with spots. But when the sun hits it, the bird becomes such a gorgeous irridescently colored creature. This is 5x7 with acrylic inks and is currently available for email@example.com
For beginners: Tools used were curved blade Exacto knife, fiberglass brush, acrylic inks.
I have dedicated this blog to the newly discovered 'old' art of scratchboard art.
Just what is scratchboard?
It is not a drawing although you start by drawing your image onto it. It is not a painting although you paint on acrylic inks (or any water color type of medium) for colorization. Your image is produced by scratching. The concept is a support (paper or such) that is covered in a thin layer of white clay, then a layer of india ink. In order to get your image, you scratch through the ink to show the clay underneath.
This art is very labor intensive, but becomes one of the most lifelike of all arts when finished.
Born and raised in the West, I have always been drawn to the cowboy and the Western environment.
My acrylic paintings and scratchboard art try to capture the essence of the moment from the teen cowboy who has lost his chance at a buckle to the yawning lazy horse to the rodeo bull awaiting his chance to explode in the arena.
I have been an artist almost all of my life and thoroughly enjoy interpreting my visions of nature-in-the-raw as well as the nature in your home (pets).
From my art being displayed in the San Diego Museum of Art as a teen, winning countless blue ribbons and reserve sweepstakes at county fairs to placing first at the Utah State Fair, my life has been full and rewarding.
Please visit my site for more examples of my work over the years as well as my current art. http://www.sues-art.com