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« on: January 13, 2009 05:22:58 PM »

I did this scratchboard tonight.  I plan on cleaning up the edges a bit and perhaps coloring it with inks, but I'm finished with it for right now.  It's my second attempt at this, and I really like the preciseness needed to use this type of medium.  I definitely need more practice, but I'm not complaining about that!

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I referenced an image in the little booklet that came with a CD (Keane, Hopes and Fears).  I picked this picture because I liked the stark black and whiteness of it.  I used a TON of artistic license, as I am not the greatest at drawing (I'm more of a painter/sculptor).  I realize that I messed up on the placement of the hand, but there's no way to erase that so I'm okay with it  Roll Eyes

And, here's a shot without flash:


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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009 05:33:36 PM »

Scratchboard, eh? How exactly do you do it, because I came up with a technique without knowing about this a while back and I thought I was pure genius. Guess not Sad Here's what I did for reference: frogs and snake

I totally love this, though! Nice job. I totally hate it when I find out my ideas have already been thought of, darn it. heh
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009 06:35:22 PM »

That looks really neat! I am not a sketch artist, but I really like the scratch board stuff. I think it looks AWESOME in black and white. Super cool!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009 08:26:53 AM »

Scratchboard, eh? How exactly do you do it, because I came up with a technique without knowing about this a while back and I thought I was pure genius.

I totally love this, though! Nice job. I totally hate it when I find out my ideas have already been thought of, darn it. heh

I don't prepare the board myself, but rather buy it from a hobby or art supply store.  To my knowledge it's white clay underneath a layer of black india ink.  I use the brand Claybord Black, and this one is 5x7 inches.  You scratch off the india ink to reveal the white clay underneath.  As you scratch off more ink, you can get different values on the board.  (I still need to work on that).    I use a little tool that has a pointed, spade-shaped metal tip to it.  The tip is pretty sharp, but you can use the duller sides to sort of sand down the india ink.  It's kind of a more professional example of a more familiar concept.  When we were little, we'd color with random crayons onto a piece of newsprint and paint black tempera paint on top, then scratch the paint off with whatever we wanted: paperclips, butter knives, etc. to make little rainbow patterns in the paint.

How did you do your pieces?  They are really pretty!  Great job on coming up with a technique on your own...it's always a downer when you find that your ideas already exist, but they're never quite the same.  You should be proud.  You made some really nice artwork.

That looks really neat! I am not a sketch artist, but I really like the scratch board stuff. I think it looks AWESOME in black and white. Super cool!

Thank you!  I'm trying to figure out if I should color it or not, but I'll count yours as a vote for keeping it black and white.  Smiley  You should try scratchboard.  You can find really inexpensive ones, and it's really interesting to kind of think about shadows and values in a different way (as you already have a dark surface, and need to scratch to reveal the light surface underneath).
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009 07:47:53 PM »

Aw, thanks! I first sketch out my image with a pencil, then go over the lines with a pointed tool (being cheap and crafty, usually a small flatblade screw driver). Then I scratch away shading as I go. Clean up odd pencil lines and shade with pencil, charcoal, or what have you.

I do mine on shale (a soft clay like rock) that I collect(ed). So, I guess it's pretty much the same thing!
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