Russ McMullin – Candy – pet portrait

I did this pet portrait a few years ago for an artist friend of mine in Australia. It was done on an 8×10 Ampersand board with a #11 Xacto blade. For some reason I thought this one would be a lot easier than it was. Keeping track of all those strands of hair was a challenge. In comparison, the nose and tongue were a piece of cake. Even with the challenge it was fun to do.

2 thoughts on “Russ McMullin – Candy – pet portrait

  1. I really love your art work. My daughter had to use th scratchboard for illustration in her biology class, she had never done it before but is a good artist. Her teacher just told her to scratch it off. She did a great job. Now she got me interested in doing it even though I’m not as good an artist, I’m more into arts/crafts but I sure like doing it and just trying to find the best book to instruct me on how to achieve the best picture textures etc. Your pictures look so amazing, thank you for sharing it gives me something to look forward to.
    Jan Petrey

  2. Hi Jan,
    Thanks for your comment. I’m sure you will have fun with scratchboard. Diana Lee has a new book out called Starting From Scratch. I don’t have a copy yet, but it gets good reviews, and Diana is one of the very best. She is also super nice. She posts regularly on

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