Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Getting excited about scratchboard

I've loved scratchboard as a medium for a few years now. But lately I've been getting very into it.

You can get amazing realism with it, such as in this Duck

But it also captures emotion in a way that I've never had success with in any other medium.

For example - Licorice (my cat) looking intently at possible prey - who would want to be a mouse?

And this piece, entitled "Loneliness"

And you can get great power and beauty out of it, just leaving it black and white, for a dramatic composition

I still pull out my oils, but for the moment, at least, my scratchboard is always close to hand!

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