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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.


Debra J.Sepos said...

Beautiful! Not a scratch out of place. I think it would take me a few dozen boards of mistakes to come up with a good one. The eagle is commanding and strong. Great work!

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