Happy Holidays to ya & here's a W.I.P. from me to EB

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wizzack
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:44 pm

Beautiful! I think there's more detail here than in the real thing. :pint:
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:01 pm

Woah, amazing tapecat! Can't wait to see it finished
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:49 pm

jumpinjeza wrote:This might sound like a stupid question but:

could you send one of the scratch boards to Australia or would it get drymounted up on its way with all the handling?

because i would love one of a kangaroo and an emu (Australian coat of arms)
I could ship to the south pole if need be, I pack SOLID.

Thanks folks!
Must stop work as to not miss VERY important to me EMEK poster drop!
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Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:58 pm

Almost done with the second layer of scratching.
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Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:10 pm

this will make a wonderful gift!!

thanks Tapecat!!!

amazing by the by.....
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Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:21 pm

Sweet Jesus - that's incredible! :shock:

Thank you for sharing the pics.
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Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:33 pm

your scratch board work never ceases to amaze me! :clap:

thanks for the holiday thread, the gift that keeps on giving, and giving and giving......!
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Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:39 am

Thanks a lot!
So glad you folks enjoy it!

Well I have finally finished scratching all the Owl except for that last foot.
Time for some minor ink wash and then the final pass of scratching, to bring out highlights and fine tune it.
BTW this is not some anatomically correct piece it's just, "painting with razor blades."
(One of these days if I put out a book that's 1 of 2 choices for my title, btw) :wink:

Looks like I might actually make it by the 25th :lol:
(I'd be sooner if it weren't for all this holiday stuff getting in my way)
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Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:04 am

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Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:20 am

Tapecat wrote:Thanks a lot!
So glad you folks enjoy it!
I've been watching this thread as the piece progressed. Beautiful. You must have the patience of a Saint. This thread prompted me to search for images of my fav bird-of-prey - red tail hawk. The rare white (albino) looks like an angel in flight.
Looks like I might actually make it by the 25th :lol:
(I'd be sooner if it weren't for all this holiday stuff getting in my way)
lol...especially goofus ladys who want to do card exchanges? :oops: :D
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:09 am

lol...especially goofus ladys who want to do card exchanges?
Thanks & Naw, that didn't take the time NOW, that was a while ago.

anywho, almost there, fine tuning is all that's left, how long that will take ehhh who knows?
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:19 am

Happy holidays to you too.
Enjoy!
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:35 pm

This looks incredible. :notworthy:
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:48 pm

Image turned out beautiful. You leaving all that negative space? You totally should....
maden wrote:I would like to see a 16"+ diameter tube.
BlakeAronson wrote:This one is just big enough, but not too overwhelming in size.
jordachep wrote::drool: Can't believe the size. I want this so bad.
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:07 pm

Dear Tapecat,
Just to refresh your memory from our exchange when I missed out on the the first snow owl at the bleedingfingerstudio store opening... DIBS!!!

I will start funneling layaway payments for Feb if that cuts any ice! : )

Awesome work!
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