Day 18 on Day 19: The Staring Contest

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Staring Contest

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He stared for ten seconds or more, which, when eating a chocolate cake isn’t much, but when staring, is.

—Louise Penny

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A staring contest twixt a mouse and a cat could be awkward if this mouse weren’t an alpha…

This piece was executed in Photoshop by treating one layer as a scratch board while applying airbrush to the layers above and below the image. The process is the one Photoshop luxury I enjoy since on traditional clay board the water in the acrylic would either separate the clay from the paper or stain the ink on the surface. Oils would ruin the surface. Yupo might be able to take this kind of treatment, but I have yet to try it out

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