20 Apr 2021

Scratchboard Portrait Drawings

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A great technique, put to great use by this talented artist.

Fred Cukierman uses the Scratchboard medium to draw these very recognisable portraits of celebrities.

Below a quick description in case it's the first time you come across it:

Scraperboard or Scratchboard is achieved by using a board coated with a thin layer of fine clay.  The picture is made by scratching away the ink with a sharp blade or tool, it is then painted or airbrushed with ink, colour pencils, ink or watercolours.  For the colour pieces, several layers of a diluted ink wash are added during the scratching process to build up colour and contrast.

I have included a video, from another artist, to show you the principles behind the process.
Cougar Art in Acrylic and Scratchboard - Wildlife Paintings by Al Nelson Weitzel - Realistic Drawing.
01-Marilyn-Monroe-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Marilyn Monroe.
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Marilyn Monroe 2.
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03-Alan-Rickman-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Alan Rickman.
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04-Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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05-Bob-Marley-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Bob Marley.
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06-David-Bowie-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
David Bowie.
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07-Ian-McShane-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Ian McShane.
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08-John-Lennon-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
John Lennon.
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09-Keanu-Reeves-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Keanu Reeves.
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10-Kristen-Stewart-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Kristen Stewart.
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11-Neil-Young-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Neil Young.
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12-Nikolaj-Coster-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Nikolaj Coster.
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13-Salvador-Dali-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Salvador Dali.
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14-Stephen-King-Fred-Cukierman-www-designstack-co
Stephen King.
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