Visual Art is a beautiful language using the elements of art. It is universally spoken and invites the view into the artists world. A painter and art instructor for many years, I also enjoy writing, nature, family and friends. Take a peek into my studio; see what is on the easel, read my thoughts and tips, explore how faith, art, and life converge. The world of art is fun, challenging, exhausting and renewing all at the same time!
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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.