Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This blog has now morphed into a book "Musings of a Scratchboard Newbie" available through me or on Etsy Scratchboard Book
Chapter 1: (excerpt)
Less than one year ago, I tried my hand at scratchboard.
Before that I always worked with acrylics and loved them (still do). You can see how I progressed with these paintings over the past few years at http://sues-art.com. I went from ordinary to pretty damn good, lolol (my opinion, of course).....
Why did I switch to scratchboard?
Honestly, I wanted to try something different. Scratchboard always intrigued me, how did they get from a blank board to almost photographic images? I wanted to try and see how I could do compared to others.
My first scratch was Mustang Baby (Baby's First Winter, Moonlit, depending on what time of year it is, lol. Can't ever think of a good title.) You can see it on my scratchart blog, http://suekroll.blogspot.com. It was pretty good, I think, for a first one. I got the boards online as we do not have them where I live and I also got some inks and the tools. I found the tools were woefully inadequate with too much gouging, not the finesse I wanted. But the end result was good.
Over the following weeks and months I have learned so much. I hope to help others through their trials and tribulations with scratchboard with this blog. I hope you will follow!