29 Jun 2019

Wildlife Scratchboard Drawings

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To emulate this form of art, you will not need a pencil, pen, paintbrush or airbrush for the main structure, just a scratching tool.
Cathy Sheeter is a scratchboard master, she has been doing this for 20 years now, and has clearly honed in her skills on this medium, allowing her to produce drawings, that have photo realistic qualities.  Below I have added a link to her previous work here on DesignStack and Sheeter's words, to describe the process in more detail.

"Scratchboard is a unique medium because it is subtractive. I start with a solid black ink coated board and scratch away the ink with sharp tools to reveal a layer of white clay that is beneath the ink. The more I scratch the lighter that area will become, allowing me to create a range of tones. Some of the tools I use are a xacto knife, sandpaper, tattoo needles and fiberglass brushes. Because these tools leave quite fine marks, the medium is great for realistic details, especially fur and feathers! After I scratch out the animal in black and white I can choose to leave it that way or color in the scratches with transparent colored inks."

Hyper Realistic Scratchboard Wild Animal Drawings

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Tiger.
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Puppy.
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Bird of Prey.
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White Horse.
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Black Horse.
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Two Hyrax.
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Bison.
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Puma Mountain Lion.
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Rabbit.
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Wolf.
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Three Raccoons.
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Zebras.
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Red Squirrel.
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2 comments:

  1. The hyrax and raccoons are adorable. Such an unusual medium.

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    1. I had never seen a hyrax, before I wrote this post, they look so cute.
      If you press the Scratchboard link at the top, you can see more examples of this fantastic technique.
      I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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