Sunday, June 19, 2005

Illustration Friday: Black and White



Lady Liberty - 1999 - scratchboard

Okay, so I'm not exactly sticking with my goal of drawing new images for Illustration Friday. I am still drawing, which is good, but when the topic of "black and white" was announced, this older creation immediately came to mind.

This is my one-and-only (so far) excursion into the world of scratchboard. It was an exercise for a class in illustration styles and techniques. While it could clearly be a lot better, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out considering I'd never used the material before.

9 comments:

bee'nme said...

Great Justin - I really like the composition and the "lighting" from the left. Certainly fits the theme - nice job!

Rebeccashane said...

Hey thats pretty amazing.. Ive never seen anything like that before!

RyanWatson said...

Good stuff bro. Now...I think you need to change the angle...could you fix that real fast? :)

Carolyn said...

This is great. I think she is one of the most beautiful women in the world!
BTW, I was at the art store yesterday and bought a pkg of 3 little scratchboards. But they didn't sell the tools to scratch them ! :c ( I have to hunt around for a supplier. I cannot wait to give them a try!

Oiyi said...

Wow, for a first-timer using scratch board, you did a fantastic job!

By the way, thanks for your warm welcome to IF.

chacha said...

i love doing scratchboards!! i had one done, but i wanted to put my new piece up that i love so much!! nice job. ill be going to the big NYC in july for a festival featuring Dave Matthews Band, cant wait!!

Ellen said...

Hmmm...nice...looks familiar!
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Tony LaRocca said...

Beautifully done. The horizontal background gives it an overcast sky look

Toyebot said...

Great work! Scratchboard is always difficult but you can get some really strong mood out of it.