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Aug 13, 2012, 11:54:20 AM
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Pombe 1 by Heatherzart Pombe 1 by Heatherzart
36" x 24"
Scratchboard on Ampersand Scratchbord, Koh-i-noor colored inks.

My first attempt at colored scratchboard, not as hard as I thought it would be though I did make a lot of mistakes along the way. Thank god for my airbrush because it allows me to cover up my mistakes and start again!

Thanks to all the members who gave constuctive criticism, it REALLY helped me figure out how to finish it right. This is the professional photographer's file, it shows the picture in its truest form.
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Given 2010-06-09
It's bewildering to read that Cheetah 1a is in fact *Heatherzart's first attempt at coloured scratchboard, where the grace and beauty of this noble animal is portrayed with absolute resplendence. ( Suggested by LackadaisicalCat and Featured by snowmask )

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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Excellent work.
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:iconwolverine041269:
wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is a fantastic work of art, it is truly beautiful :)
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful! :love:
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking! :)
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:iconblack-sis:
Black-Sis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I still find it hard to believe that this is scratchboard. Like, how? How do you do coloured scratchboard? I'm impressed. I want to master this one day. Dear lord :heart:
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:iconariesmouse410:
AriesMouse410 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
The lighting and the texture of the fur is breath taking.
Cheetahs are easily my favorite animal, but that bias aside, this is really a stunning piece. <3
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:iconjennymoedkorpela:
JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This has been featured here: [link]
I hope you don't mind! ;-)
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:iconcheetree:
CheeTree Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student
i love the detail, all the way from the war torn claws to the fluffy shoulders!
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:icon2195razielim:
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - this is the one that started all of my colored scratchboard pieces.
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:iconindigo-98:
indigo-98 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*cries from sheer awesomeness* :noes: its so beautiful
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! Thanks!
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:iconthecapewildman:
TheCapeWildMan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Beautiful.
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:icontanya-paws:
Tanya-Paws Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, you can tell how hard you worked on it <3
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is far too lovely for words.
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:iconwetherdog:
Wetherdog Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Your work is amazing! Very well done
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:iconpanicchaosdisorder:
PanicChaosDisorder Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
You are... wow! <3
Im so in love with this! So perfect!
I admire your work so much :)
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:iconscorpio169:
scorpio169 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Superfave!
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:iconbutterb:
butterb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Love the lighting on this!
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:iconnekratosblackrose:
NekratosBlackRose Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect, its amazing
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Stunning painting! I'm speechless! :clap:
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:icondanmew:
Danmew Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love LOVE the high contrast. Beautifully done. The fur is executed excellently. And the "lots of mistakes", you know what they say, you're always your own worst critic. I love your work and I will now go on to fave half of your gallery. :D
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:iconshellybad:
ShellyBad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconloveitsignplz: Fantastic work!! Absolutely amazing!! :clap:

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :eye:
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:iconprettykittyandbadcat:
Amazing, love the artwork and composition
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!!! So you use an airbrush too paint your sracth arts? Thats so cool
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:iconsfenley1:
sfenley1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
AWESOME! even were it a photo it would be magnificent for it's composition and lighting, as scratchboard, it's way way beyond reality!
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:iconwolvensong:
wolvensong Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your FIRST attempt?! ...:worship:
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:iconstar-dragon23:
Star-Dragon23 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
The details, shadows, and pose are utterly astounding. You are a very talented artist. :iconclapplz:
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:iconmo-ffie:
MO-ffie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible..
Really incredible.

Everything about it is just wonderful.
Well done! ^^
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:iconfrenchw1nter:
frenchw1nter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Simply amazing. :wow:
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:iconiytj:
iytj Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
great work!
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:icontiaso:
Tiaso Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
this is just truly amazing! :D
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:iconeib0n:
Eib0n Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I needen some time in ordr to accept, that its not a photo...
its really beautiful
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:iconthekatling:
TheKatling Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
That's freckin' AMAZING! <3
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:iconanoorca:
AnoOrca Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far the most amazing piece of scratchboard art I've ever seen, this is unbelievable!
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:iconvildedyr:
vildedyr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
OH that`s great!!......
I loove this cats!!!
above all their face expretion .......
good work!!....XD
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:iconpegasus77wing:
pegasus77wing Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
gorgeous work! Know what you mean about having work perfect, I'm that way about mine also. Yours is breath taking..doesn't look flawed or unfinished to me..Looking forward to seeing more of your work
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Like most of my work - I like it until I do another and then I realize how many mistakes I made with the first. But you are always your worst critic, aren't you?
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:iconmuse0107:
muse0107 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
wow!very cool:XD:
details are realistic.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icongrote-design:
grote-design Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student General Artist
wow this is so awesome! and this should be traditional art?!? if there was a double-fave-feature, i'd definitely use it! :D
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
ha ha Thanks!
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:icongrote-design:
grote-design Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student General Artist
oh no, thank you for bringing such great art to us!! :D
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh gracious... saw this at the San Diego Fair today... it is absolutely *STUNNING* in person!
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, that's so cool. I haven't been yet, I want to go and see the exhibit but coordinating everyone's schedule is always a trial.
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
True; luckily I've a tradition with my daughter to go on Father's Day weekend every year.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's sweet!
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:icongreenfeed:
greenfeed Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Digital Artist
absolute fav.
great job and talent.
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconroarodon07:
roarodon07 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Your the best artist i know on DA! Stunning this is!:)
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