Sunday, July 17, 2011


Kitty in the Boot

I tried something new.  Scratchboard is just ink layered over a base such as paper, clayboard, etc.  I discovered very quickly that it is just the reverse of pen and ink drawing.  You are just drawing the lights instead of the darks.  It really messes with your mind at first!  After a few false starts, and a lot of mistakes, I really got to liking it.  Note:  Mistakes can NOT be inked over!  They show up REALLY WELL.  I did this "Kitty in the Boot"  from a photo of one of my earliest kittens who loved to put her toys in hubby's boot to surprise him.  She would then dive into the boot to retrieve the toy, and play with the shoelaces just to look cute and get away with it!

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