Category Archives: Scratchboard

Scratchboard Wolf


I have been working on an 8×10 scratchboard of a wolf. I am working from a wonderful reference photo taken by Gary Wilson.

Scratchboard Elk

I have started working on my next scratchboard drawing. This one will be a16x20 of a bull elk. So far I have been using a tungsten carbide scribe and scalpel blades.





Anemone Flowers Finished

Anemone FlowersI have finished my scratchboard of the Anemone Flowers. I have never done flowers in scratchboard, so this was done as a challenge to step away from what I am comfortable with and work on different techniques. I used scalpel blades, carbide-tungsten scribe, fiberglass brush, and electric eraser on the image. I used Ampersand Inks for the coloring. I had a lot of fun creating this piece and also learned a lot.

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

I am stepping out of my comfort zone and away from wildlife for my next scratchboard piece. I have started working on a small 3″ x 4.75″ board of flowers called anemone. I have been using a scratchboard nib, carbide scribe and a scalpel so far. I am just about ready to add some color to this piece. I have to add a little more scratching and get some leaves suggested in the background, then I can start adding in the first layer of color.

Great Horned Owl

Here is my latest scratchboard. It is a 5″x7″ of a great horned owl. I have a couple of hours into it so far. I have been using a scalpel blade and carbide scribe to this point.

Scratchboard of Bubbles

This is my latest scratchboard. It is an 8 x 10 image. So far I have only used carbide tungsten scribe.

Scratchboard of Carmie

Here is my latest scratchboard. Carmie, a maltese/poodle that I did for some friends. I scratched it with a carbide scribe, scratch nibs and a fiberglass brush. It is an 8×10 colored with Ampersand inks.

Sammie Scratchboard Finished

I have finished my Scratchboard of Sammie. I think that it turned out excellent. This portrait was mainly done with a carbide scribe. However, I did use other tools including a fiberglass brush and a scratch nib. I used Ampersand Inks to add the color.

Sammie Scratchboard update

Sammie work in progressI have made some progress on the Sammie scratchboard portrait. I did some more scratching and added in the first layer of coloring. I still have a lot to do, but she is coming along quite well.

Update on Sammie scratchboard

Here is an update on Sammie, still a long ways to go. Sammie in progress