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F u t u r e by LuckyIrishEyes F u t u r e by LuckyIrishEyes
Scratchboard and Ink
5" x 7"

The eye of a tiger, obviously. Today was a rather dull day, and I finally found my knife, so I took out a tiny little scratchboard I got for Christmas and started working.

When I was finished, I was rather unimpressed for some reason, so I tried out some inks. It's funny because I used my finger to smear ink where I wanted ink to be, then scratched away at it until the hue was acceptable. It was like finger painting in kindergarten all over again xD

The board itself is pretty small, so I decided on a close-up so I could get a whole bunch of detail. My style overall is easily described as "scritch-scratchy", but that's okay.

Also, I really enjoy drawing tigers because they have the most beautiful markings, colours, and are full of expression and beauty. To draw them and honour their existence is a very nice feeling. Don't forget how endangered tigers are :'( (Hence the title "Future" and having a rather dark, emotional picture).

Time Taken:

Pencil Sketch: 5 minutes
Actual Scratchboard: 35 minutes
Ink Smearing: 15 minutes
Second Scratching: 10 minutes


Enjoy! :aww:

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AshMashTheFlash Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even the empty space seems to play a role in the bigger picture (not just the composition). That is rare and I commend you my good madam.
Is it odd that I'm trying not to fan-girl a little right now?
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LuckyIrishEyes Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Why, I have not yet received such an insightful comment on any of my pieces, and for that I must thank you (plus I'm glad you like it :aww:)

Not really hahha don't even worry; I fan-girl over the most random things x]
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AshMashTheFlash Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I'm glad.

It really is a lovely piece.
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Red-Cha Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting method =D
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LuckyIrishEyes Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Why thank you :aww: It's just scratchboard with ink drawn over some of the white. It's a fun new medium to try :meow:
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Red-Cha Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll try =D
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shonechacko May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really impressive. Which inks did you use?
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LuckyIrishEyes May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :aww: I used burnt umber and yellow for the fur, then yellow and emerald green for the eyes. It's Speedball Ink, which is fairly basic I think

... that rhymed .:meow:
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shonechacko May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have never tried speedball ink, maybe I should try it. Thank you!
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LuckyIrishEyes May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah it's fairly inexpensive and easy to work with :) You're welcome :D
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