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March 29, 2013
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Apr 3, 2013, 1:13:58 PM
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Solitude by Heatherzart Solitude by Heatherzart
Scratchboard and Ink
24 x 36

Patty McMahon gave me the name "solitude" and is the winner of this particular challenge but there were some great GREAT choices. It was tough! I think I'll pawn this job off on you all again as it proved that you all are so much more inventive than I. Thank you so much for your help and input!

Prints are now available for Solitude and it's close-up
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Given 2013-04-09
Solitude by *Heatherzart ( Suggested by lapis-lazuri and Featured by SRudy )
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Guemaht Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist
This is very beautiful. Love this piece a lot. 
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:iconwelshea:
Welshea Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
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:iconkirschchan:
Kirschchan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't believe this wasn't drawn, and it was even more unbelievable that you had used a scratchboard and some ink to do it. It's compelling beyond belief.
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:iconmaria-korneliou:
Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and captivating. The details and degree of realism are fantastic
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible. It has an incredible sense of depth and the layers so amazingly.
Thank you for sharing with us
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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:iconlobyteso:
LoByteSo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconbigbird66:
bigbird66 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again- simply stunning
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
:w00t: Congratulations, this lovely piece has been featured here Animal Feature 15 at :iconanimal-portraits:

Keep up the great work  :)
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:icondrakenangelus2:
DrakenAngelus2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My sis get inspired of your work: fav.me/d6wle3d
She have 13 and I have to thank you to had inspired her to draw like this with this beautiful piece of work, than is all perfect x3.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Fabulous, and so beautifully done....EXCELLENT work :love::love:

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:iconthisgurl11:
ThisGurl11 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconfenrisxwolf:
FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work! I love your use of colour ^^
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:iconfenrisxwolf:
FenrisxWolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My God this is beautiful ^^
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely breathtaking detail. Really well done
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:iconosayioniwabo:
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....Simply amazing...All those details...It's incredibly beautiful...
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:iconblomcia:
BLOMCIa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this a photo or painting? :o gourgeous anyway ! :)
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:icondragonosx:
DragonosX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Beautiful! Looks photographic, this is one of the best scratchboard works I've ever seen.
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:iconsanityhorse:
sanityhorse Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW - your work is amazing!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
your awesome artwork has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning detail!
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful image!
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:iconlittle-las:
little-las Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It does not get any better then this! Great job.
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:iconfawa1:
Fawa1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Erm I thought this was a photo! I wasnt going to look at it, but just wow, the detail is immaculate. You have some talent!
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:icontiarose:
TiaRose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
This is absolutely incredible!
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:iconwnd-hyde:
WnD-HYDE Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow JUST SUPERWOW!!!
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work, I have no words... congratz to DD, well deserved.
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:iconraevenous:
Raevenous Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A scratchboard! I'm sorry, WHAT?!?!?! Holy...this is just so beautiful!
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:icontangolium:
tangolium Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is absolutely incredible. you definitely deserve that DD :love:
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:iconwadekorn:
wadekorn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
SHUT UP! Scratchboard? Are you kidding? Please tell me your pants are on fire? Truly amazing work! I am in awe. I would have been amazed if it was any other medium but, scratchboard? A Whole...Nutha...Level. Just wow!
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ErghxCult Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice one mate, visit my profile too, [link]
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:iconshriss:
Shriss Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond beautiful.
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:iconchancludojoe:
chancludojoe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
amazing deetails and texture
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:iconinstilledphear:
InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too amazing for words. *dies*
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning.
Amazing detail and texture, and the subtle colours really sell it.
DD well deserved!
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:iconart-minion-andrew0:
Art-Minion-Andrew0 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconmoon-dazzle:
Moon-DaZzLe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you... I don't even... wow. So much detail!
Congrats on the DD! You really deserved it~ :heart:
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:iconfiremaiden87:
firemaiden87 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love snow leopards and this was perfect. You captured every detail. I would have never believed that is was art instead of a picture. AWESOME JOB!
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:iconkristen-grunewald:
Kristen-Grunewald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Nice!
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0 Best scratchboard i have ever seen hands down. I can't even fathom the patience you had to have here. Truly, you are a master :bow: However i amm wondering; how did you get the pink nose and slight bits of color elsewhere?
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! If you look at the rest of my gallery you'll see lots of colored scratchboard. I use diluted ink and scratch in between layering the ink. The ink doesn't muck up the board like thicker paint does and if you dilute it it won't leave too much of a residue so you can keep scratching after you apply it to get multiple layers of color. The snow leopard has very subtle color in it but you'll find lots of my other images are very vibrant. Ampersand boards (I buy on line at dickblick.com) have a wood backing so they are much more durable than the cardboard brands and can take the moisture without ruining the surface - you just have to make sure it's completely dry before you start scratching again.
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ScriptorSapiens Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I thought that this was a photo! Oh my gosh, beautiful work!
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:iconelizabethcute1998:
ElizabethCute1998 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is wonderful and amazing!!
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:iconwaterhorse56:
WaterHorse56 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding. <3
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:iconcascarin:
cascarin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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:iconhappyblueimpiii:
happyblueimpIII Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my goodness when I first saw this I thought it was a photo! Incredible detail! This is very worth the full-view, and well deserving of the DD. Congrats! :D
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KaytlinTheAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Woah! :D
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:iconmonztergraphicz:
MonzterGraphicz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool :D
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! It's very realistic, too. I almost mistook it for a photograph. A very well-deserved DD! Snow leopards are my favorite big cats, and you represented this one beautifully.
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