Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Scratchboard wolf by rah-bop Scratchboard wolf by rah-bop
I recently found some pictures of amazing scratchboard illustration on the internet and felt inspired to try it out, myself. This is my first attempt at scratchboard ever, and I'm so in love with this medium.

Drawing is based on a photograph taken by my boyfriend of a wolf at the local zoo and used with permission.

14"x11" Ampersand scratchboard. Will be for sale at the FC art show next weekend.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconssssizzle:
ssssizzle Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
I am blown away!
Reply
:iconmoonlight1383:
Moonlight1383 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! :)
Reply
:iconkaleidoscopelanterns:
KaleidoscopeLanterns Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Scratchboard is hard and time-consuming but also loads of fun. Great job! c:
Reply
:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!  :w00t:

Could you tell me.. I saw a scratchboard for the first time in the Micheals store yesterday.  What is it?  I mean, how does one work with that.  You just draw on it?  Or do you need to use an exacto knive or something and scratch in it first?  How does one use a scratchboard??  
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
At its most basic level, a scratchboard is a layer of white clay (or wax) coated in a layer of black ink.   You use a sharp implement like an exacto knife, a needle, or even something like steel wool to scrape off the ink to reveal the white clay underneath. It's a reductive process, meaning you make lines by scratching the ink away.  It's really fun! Here's a clip I found on YouTube showing what it looks like in action: youtu.be/0Skw1Gf5NYA
Reply
:iconroxy147:
Roxy147 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconkira333333:
kira333333 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Think I'm in Love <3
Reply
:iconlifeondisplayphoto:
LifeOnDisplayPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
well done!
Reply
:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured on a BuzzFeed page by me!! Here's the link: [link]
I hope this will get you more viewers!
Thanks!
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are SOOOOOOOOOOOO welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconericseufert1983:
EricSeufert1983 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
Reply
:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FIRST attempt GAAAAAAAAA
Reply
:iconmiamary123456:
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!
Reply
:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
Reply
:iconag-08:
AG-08 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Phenomenal! ...Jesus!
Reply
:iconflorosine:
Florosine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I used this beautiful piece of work here: [link]
let me know if you would like it taken down. The credit for the photo can be found on the sidebar.
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's cool. :) Thanks a lot for showing me and linking back to my page! I appreciate it!
Reply
:iconartlife1:
ArtLife1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Reply
:iconartlife1:
ArtLife1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
nice textured
Reply
:iconblvckfiend:
BlvckFiend Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Love the fur!
Reply
:iconrathsi:
Rathsi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional
VERY good job!!
I love the fur. Scratchboard lends itself to a lot of detail, or in my case an opportunity to be OCD. 8-)
Check out mine when you can.
Reply
:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the softness of the fur!
Reply
:iconalextiy:
Alextiy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*_*
Reply
:iconmr3dots:
mr3dots Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
good job!
Reply
:iconancientechidna:
AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. =D
Reply
:iconcarloslightning:
carloslightning Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
wow, incredible work, I think you technique is awesome, keep it up.
Reply
:iconkris-kizzle:
KRIS-KIZZLE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that is just beautiful i attempted to do a scratchboard of a music group called Simple Plan haven't finished it yet but i'm going too. Btw do you mind if i use this sometime for a drawing? i love the picture. :)
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Use it for a drawing? What do you mean?
Reply
:iconkris-kizzle:
KRIS-KIZZLE Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I draw it... I thought it looked nice and would help me improve in drawing animals.
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, sure! Go ahead!
Reply
:iconmorgoth2001:
morgoth2001 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Beautiful. I'm thinking about trying out scratchboard.
Reply
:iconwolfylovestacos:
WolfyLovesTacos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing
Reply
:iconrodmansvisuals:
Rodmansvisuals Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful first scratch. I see none of the typical newbie mistakes. A great match up of artist and medium.
Reply
:iconheyserdna:
HeySerdna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
What a great level of detail :)
Reply
:iconbugaboostreak:
BugABooStreak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
no lie, i thought this was a photo at first! excellent job!
Reply
:iconblackashshadow:
BlackAshShadow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Loving the fur. ;)

I'm 13 and can draw shapes just as realistic as this, but I needing to try out more realistic fur and eyes. I have won some art awards and everyone is always asking me to draw them something because everyone in the school knows I love art. But so far I can't do something quite as well as this!

Again, nice gob. :)
Reply
:iconfoxia-wolfen:
Foxia-wolfen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
thats...scratchboard...!?!?! .........woah!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconkiwi-art:
Kiwi-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
superb!
Reply
:iconmarymacinblack:
marymacinblack Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
speechless. makes me want to try scratchboard.
Reply
:iconfeisty-tion:
Feisty-Tion Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is such a good scratchboard drawing. Amazing!
Reply
:iconshonechacko:
shonechacko Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
Reply
:iconsmp156:
smp156 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
That's beautiful... I think I'm going to get some scratchboard... I have some photos of my dog I wouldn't mind trying with it (she's a husky).
Reply
:iconpaytonloganart:
PaytonLoganArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! U R amazing with the scratchboard! I tried one pic with scratchboard, but it's nowhere near as beautiful as this!!! :D
Reply
:iconteo-hoble:
Teo-Hoble Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW! That's just... wow!!! Effin' brilliant!
Reply
:iconjackjackiejack:
jackjackiejack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
just wonderful!
Reply
:icondanaldduck:
Danaldduck Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Oops, I'm sorry I posted twice :D
Reply
:icondanaldduck:
Danaldduck Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Wow, do you mind if I use this? I would send you a link and everything.
Reply
:iconrah-bop:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate you asking! But it depends on what you mean by "use it." Use it where? How? For what?
Reply
:icondanaldduck:
Danaldduck Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I want to use it for a HTML table on a roleplay site. Thats the only place where it will be used.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 19, 2009
Image Size
180 KB
Resolution
900×709
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
34,430 (3 today)
Favourites
996 (who?)
Comments
164
Downloads
13,622

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 19, 2009, 2:45:28 AM
×