Tag Archives: Scratchboard
I have been working on an 8×10 scratchboard of a wolf. I am working from a wonderful reference photo taken by Gary Wilson.
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.
I 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.
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.
I attended the Pride of Dakota show this past weekend in Bismarck, ND and it was very fun to see everyone that stopped by and said hi. The attendence was amazing and set a new record for the weekend. I had a very good location for my booth even though the lighting was horrible. I had a lot of wonderful feedback about my art and sold two originals which made me very happy. I had alot of interest from people wanting either scratchboard pet portraits or pencil portraits, so hopefully I will be very busy in the near future. I will post of a photo of my latest work in progress very soon and also an update on my art desk that I am building.
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.
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.