In 2007, I began blogging. It's been exciting to create consistently, sell my work around the world, and meet wonderful friends! I paint, teach, write, am a lover of nature, family & friends. You can view my latest studio work with comments about my process, tips about my techniques, and my thoughts on how faith, art, and life converge. Book mark me and visit again soon!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Eagle, 4x6" Scratchboard Drawing
This is a little bit different than what I usually post, but nevertheless it is a drawing done on scratchboard. For those who are unfamiliar with it, scratchboard is a black coated surface. The artist scratches the drawing away, revealing a white undercoat. In a way, it is like drawing in reverse. A stylus is used rather than a pencil or pen. All in all, it gives a very nice effect.
My drawing students get to try their hand at this technique during the semester. It can be fun, but can also be frustrating, learning to use a new tool and a new technique.