Black/White Scraperboard

Here is a collection of scraperboard illustrations which I’ve been enjoying as a new venture. Scraperboard, also known as scratchboard, enables very graphic, yet nuanced, black and white tonal drawings to be rendered using sharp scraping tools. The board consists of a layer of white china clay coated with a layer of black Indian ink which can be scraped away using fine line hatching, scraping, and stippling methods to reveal the white clay. The results can evoke antique engravings and etchings which I have always personally loved. I’ve chosen plants and some landscape subjects inspired by such works.

Just click on the thumbnails to explore. (If you click off the caption, click again to restore) If you are interested in buying an available original from this collection, you will find it on this page.


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