Friday, January 27, 2012

Colorizing Black Scratchboard

As you know, I have been experimenting with colorizing my scratchboard (clayboard) engravings.  I've mostly done this by taking white clayboard and painting color on it, then etching, then perhaps adding some black.

This new piece will be an experiment in colorizing black clayboard.  Beginning with a 5x7 inch black clayboard, I scratched out a very bold design, taking away most of the black on each element.  This is the result, which could almost stand alone as a scratchboard engraving.  (In fact, I need to remember to scan this in case I want to use it as a black and white.)

Next I will paint in the flower, leaves, and berries with ink or gouache... and then scratch the design again. Stay tuned.

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