Have you tried your hand at Scratchboard drawing yet?
Scratchboard is an etching technique where you scratch out the image from a board which has a black India Ink coating.
The technique may seem hard when you first look at the immaculate detail that is achieved with scratchboarding, but it is actually a fun and rewarding art form.
If you enjoy creating artworks that look like you can see every last detail and hair, then scratchboard drawing is just what you have been looking for.
It is no more difficult that pencil drawing or pen and ink drawing, but the results you achieve have a lot of impact.
This course is perfect for artists who have a little drawing experience, but have never used scratchboard before. If you are comfortable shading a ball in pencil, then you will be able to scratchboard.
During week 1 of the course you will learn what equipment you need in order to get started with the course.
The tools and equipment used in scratchboard drawing is not expensive and you may actually have most of them around the house already.
You will then start off with a quick silhouette drawing of a cat in order to get a feel for scratchboard drawing.
I think you will agree that even though this is a really easy basic drawing, it sure creates a beautifully dramatic effect.
Drawing this first cat was so much fun that we draw another one.
This time however we draw the full face of the cat.
This will allow us to experience the full power of scratchboard drawing by adding heaps of detail.
During week three of the course you will learn how to draw a beautiful owl.
In this class you will expand your knowledge from the previous week by learning to work with a variety of tools.
In the final week of the course you will learn how to spot small changes in tonal value as well as create various different textures on the scratchboard.
This week we will draw a cute little dog, which is sure to astonish your friends and family. They will not believe you are able to create artworks with such detail.
You are going to be amazed yourself at the technique used to create the realistic wood effect - great fun!
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