I’m working with something a little different this time. Scratchboard. This is a really fun form of artwork which is basically drawing in reverse. It starts with a wood board coated in a thin layer of white clay, and coated again with black ink. You then take a blade (I like to use an X-Acto Knife), or anything else you’d like, and you scratch out the image. This is my second scratchboard, but I’d like to do more.
Being just my second scratchboard, what better to draw on it than my Oliver? I’ve only drawn him once, not counting a few quick sketches, so it was time to try again. I’m having a lot of fun with this one. It’s got a long way to go, but here’s the start. It’s 8×10 inches in size. Sorry about the dust in the image. I should have wiped the board off before scanning it.
Thanks for looking. Happy April!