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I finally have a video of a drawing beginning to end - it condenses 19 hours down to 3 minutes so it goes pretty fast.  Thank you to Cody Groom - an amazing videographer and photographer who produced and edited it for me.  Visit my website heatherlara.com to view the video - also on youtube
 

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Sydghor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   General Artist
simply amazing
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Sydghor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
Your very welcome!!
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Pentragon1990 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn´t know you can work on a scratchbook like this ... I mean that the colour hold onto the surface so well. Maybe the scratchbook in your country are different, I don´t know, but in my country they have a extremly smooth surface and all liquid roll off. It´s amazing to see that the colours can be added here without problem. I´m especially amazed that you have to redo the step of painting each hair so often again with every new layer (at least it looked like it, maybe I didn´t saw it correctly - it was so fast XD). The love for detail is always something to appreciate!
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Yes the board that I use is made by a company in Texas called Ampersand, it has a wood back so it is strong and you can scratch many layers into it.  You can get it on-line at several art supply stores like dickblick.com and I know they ship internationally it can just be a little expensive.  Another good brand is ESSDEE scraper board and it's made in UK so it may be easier and cheaper to get, it's on cardboard but it has a lovely surface.  The color is put on with ink and as you scratch into the board - each layer of scratching takes on more ink.  I do scratch many layers into my boards and I color as I go to get more depth.  I love this medium, with a good product you can do so much with it.
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Pentragon1990 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, that´s indeed really helpful! Thank you very much for sharing the brand names and explaining how you scratch the ink into the board! It´s a really intersting technique you use and defintivly worth all the work. The realism is stunning!
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Shaki2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,  that's really amazing! If you allow a question: which colors did you use? Seems like colored pencils but also some acrylics? Especially for the white lightening up after the first use of color, cause I'm still struggling with that.
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My main tool is an x-acto knife that I scratch away my surface to draw the picture then I add ink with a paintbrush and sometimes a paintbrush pen (filled with water but dipped in ink).  I layer the ink and the scratches (always making sure the board is dry before I start scratching again).  Every pass of ink darkens the picture and the scratching brings back my light areas.
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BabyKichy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible, this is beautiful. Far better than anything I can do thus far. I applaud you 
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I've been doing this a loooooong time.  Practice makes perfect :)
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