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Take a look at my most recent blog entry and commiserate with me and see some SPECTACULAR muck-ups of my work.  It happens to all artists at one time or another - hopefully my experience and advice can help you get through your own a little quicker!

Lacey Disaster 2 blog by Heatherzart

Diary of a Disaster

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Heather Lara
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm old enough to know better but not old enough to make practical use of it yet. I enjoy drawing the beauty of nature - pretty much everything but I do have my preferences. I'm a mother of two beautiful girls who make me laugh and cry and scream almost every day. I wish I had a clicker to stop time so I could sit in my studio and draw until my hand feels like a lead weight without my house turning to chaos. I tell myself that I want to sell my work but the ones I REALLY like, I want to keep for myself...this could be a problem since that's most of them. I secretly wish for natural disasters, just not in my neighborhood. I have a mean streak but I'm working on it. I have four dogs, four cats, six turtles, 2 rats and some fish and it's never enough. I'll let you in on a secret - my husband hates animals...that's LOVE, right?? We've been together for over 20 years, shit - now I just gave away my age. I love to read but don't have a book club and this makes me infinitely sad. Seems like they are everywhere - like mosquitos! but alas I can't find one for myself. I'm a democrat with a brain - which means I use common sense but I still have a heart. I'm ferocious about gay rights but still have yet to go to one of the local PFLAG meetings in my town, too nervous. I like this president, hated the last one, loved the one before that BJ and all. I voted for Hilary. I long for Sarah Palin's implosion...AGAIN. And I'm an atheist who is always searching, searching, searching.

Current Residence: Temecula, CA
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Favourite genre of music: Alternative rock
Favourite photographer: Peter Lik
Favourite style of art: Illustration/realism
Operating System: Mac baby!
MP3 player of choice: iphone
Shell of choice: leather
Wallpaper of choice: my girls
Skin of choice: bronze
Favourite cartoon character: Spongebob
Personal Quote: three journals full - too many to list one
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:icononion-chutney:
Onion-chutney Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You have an amazing talent, your work is beautiful.
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icononion-chutney:
Onion-chutney Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You are very welcome :)
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BlazedStorm Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, you are amazing! Your work is some of the best I've seen! :D
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  That's a great compliment
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:iconblazedstorm:
BlazedStorm Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
A well deserved one as well! :)
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RaakxhyrShapeshifter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your scratchboard work is amazing!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  It's a great medium, I love working with it.
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RaakxhyrShapeshifter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just getting started on scratchboard as I am more of a pencil user. Do you have any tips?
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
If you haven't already - watch the video on my profile page.  It's fast but it shows how many times I go over the same area.  Scratch LIGHT - don't try to get your white whites right away, build up to them.  The harder you scratch, the more permanent it will be - keep your instrument sharp (I toss blades every could of hours for a fresh tip) and lightly skim the surface.
Your pencil background will help you just remember that there's no coloring in spaces, your whole picture has to be filled with lines so map out your lines ahead of time so there's no confusion.  patience….. go slow and use a GOOD board - Ampersand or Essdee - all of the cardboard stuff is crap and you won't be able to layer with it.

Good luck!  Send me pics
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