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James Hetfield


Here's a clayboard/scratchboard of Jamy la patate I did not so long ago. It was my first time with clayboard, so I'm pretty happy about it.

The reference picture was taken from metallica's website in the extras section.

Hope you like it :)

Here's a little description of the medium:

Clayboard is very similar to drawing with a white pencil on black paper, the basics are the same, but instead of drawing, you scratch the black to reveal the white under with a variety of tools. The boards are just a thin coat of black ink on a white background and you can get different kind of shadings depending on the pressure you put and the different tools (For example, I like using a little metal hair ball for shading). When you make a mistake you can put some India ink on the surface, but it will show up a little bit, so you better be careful :) I got lucky and didn't make a mistake on mine :) I used ampersand claybord tool kit. You should definitely try it, it's a lot of fun :) and the more contrasted your subject is, the easier it is! Try it out, it's a lot of fun!

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As a fan of Metallica this is great


Just wow

I don't even know how you guys draw something like this.. it's just .. I don't know.. I barely draw something in MS Paint.. anyway it's very good. Long live Metallica, my favourite metal band!


This is without a doubt an amazing piece of art done on a very interesting medium. I've never heard of it before. I have been a professional artist for over a decade (tattooist) and this looks like a great medium to work in. I can't wait to try it out.

You are a phenomenal artist! This is a first class piece of art work (regardless that I'm obsessed with Metallica and James Hetfield in particular lol). Thanx for sharing it!



God amazing, this pict looks really James!!!


Credits & Info

4.97 / 5.00

Jun 30, 2009
1:20 AM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
436 x 595 px
226.4 KB
  • Daily 2nd Place July 1, 2009

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