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June 2, 2010
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425 KB


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Camera Data

Better Light
Model Super6k
Shutter Speed
1/24 second
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2013, 2:03:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.0 Macintosh
Billy by Heatherzart Billy by Heatherzart
24" x 36"
Scratchboard and Ink

I'd like to take a moment to thank Alannah Hawker :iconalannah-hawker: for letting me use her photo of Billy . She's a fantastic photographer so please check her out if you haven't already. Thanks Parabuteo78 for helping me figure out the thumbnail!

I finally have a professional photo of Billy! I'm updating my print shop now.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-12-17
Billy Scratchboard and Ink by *Heatherzart "...I'm blown away this is so beautiful!" ( Suggested by Ev-sta and Featured by WDWParksGal )
At first glance I thought this was a photo, honestly! The detail of each hair and whisker! I've never seen anything like this on scratchboard. The colours of the cat mix well with the black (of course) That's why I why I give this five stars in Vision!

Four stars on Originality because it was based on a photograph, still, nothing wrong with a reference.

Once again, I give you five stars. On Technique. Such beautiful artwork no matter what. One can easily see the time put into this piece.

This hit me pretty hard in impact. When I really looked at this piece, I saw a focused cat, like he was stalking his prey! And seeing that a photograph can be turned into something even more amazing! Beautiful work.
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When I was browsing the Daily Deviations I truly thought this was a photo. Even now knowing it is not, I still believe it is. The detail done just tricks the mind into thinking it is a picture taken by a HD camera. Truly amazing talent here.

As you stared at the fur, each color blends into each other. Like true fur would do. The black line within it stand out, brilliantly done. The eyes capture your attention and part of you want to turn to look at what he/she is staring at. Then another part want to reach out the pet this wonderful painting.

I am glad I happened upon this priceless piece of talent.
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CloudyandMatrix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
you want a kitten follow these steps 1. draw the kitten you want 2. watch a cat video 3. post this on 10 other things. in the morning you will find a box next to your bed
TimelessFlight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absaloutely gorgeous
KeLSick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wonderfully! *_*
VKahri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
So I was like... "Scratchboard and Ink?! Are you freaking kidding me?! OH MY GOSH! WOW!"
Ahem... truly amazing!
Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Photographer
It still amazes me how realistic this looks Heather! Hope you're well!
TheQuietArtist12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work, I've always wanted to try scratchboard, but I have no idea how to do it lol
Twainwall Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. An amazing piece of art! :clap: :+fav: :D
wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning and beautiful work of art :D
MarWash Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is it possible that you're actually getting better, or at least more detailed? :clap:
demiveemon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking more lifelike than ever. *_*
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