Oliver Scratchboard (Finished)

06 Nov

As the time flies by and Christmas gets closer, I have been brazenly spending some of my drawing time on this rather than the annual Christmas card.  However, that project is moving along too.  No peeking!  I’ll share it on Christmas Eve. 😉

In the meantime, I think my portrait of Oliver is finished.  I enjoyed trying to capture his likeness very much.  He’s been my friend for almost eleven years, and every day is a little brighter because he’s here with me.  Maybe I’m becoming a crazy cat lady, but I firmly believe that not all friends have to be human.


– 5×7 inch Ampersand Scratchboard

– Tools used are a #11 X-Acto Knife, and a blunter scratchboard tool for the thick whiskers.  I also used a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen for some corrections.

Click any of the images if you’d like to see them larger.

Oliver WIP Finished CR

A few close-ups.

Oliver WIP Finished Crop CR 2

Oliver WIP Finished Crop CR

Oliver WIP Finished Crop CR 1

I hope you like this.  Thank you for following along!  I hope you’ll join me in my next work-in-progress. 🙂


Posted by on November 6, 2014 in All Artwork, Scratchboard


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8 responses to “Oliver Scratchboard (Finished)

  1. Mary

    November 7, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Fabulous work and amazing to me how exacting the details are with scratchboard. Love this piece!

    • Jenna

      November 7, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Mary, thank you so much for the very kind comments. Yes, the beauty of scratchboard is the incredible detail that can be achieved. It’s a great medium to work in! Thanks again. 🙂

  2. Jocelyne

    December 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    What an amazing drawing, It’s among your best ! I love the catch light in his eyes and all the beautiful details of the hair.
    I totally agree, not all friends are human ! I have a new friend, a beautiful golden-doodle named Dudley who is 10 months old and already 65 pounds. 65 pounds of pure love ! 🙂

    • Jocelyne

      December 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      I looked at it again and it’s really superb !!

      • Jenna

        December 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

        Jocelyne, how kind of you! Thanks so very much for the uplifting and generous comments! It means so much! 🙂

        Congratulations on your new friend, Dudley. He sounds absolutely adorable! I hope to see pictures of him soon. 🙂 I’ll bet he’s a bundle of fun and energy! Enjoy him – that puppy stage is active, but fleeting and fun! Thanks again.

    • Jenna

      December 18, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      I’ll bet he does! It must be a lot of fun. 🙂 Hm, unfortunately, the links don’t work for me. They lead me to a page that says “Content currently Unavailable”. Too bad, I’ll bet Dudley is a handsome boy!

      • Jocelyne

        December 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

        That’s strange because my photos on FB are public.
        I’ll send them to you via email 🙂
        Yes he’s handsome and has a lot of love to give 🙂


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