Category Archives: Tutorials

Scratchboard Art: Varied Hatching

This week we’ll take a look at varied hatching – the type of line making I use the most because it’s used to simulate fur. My egg-sample below: As you can see the lines are similar to cross-hatching in that … Continue reading

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Scratchboard Art: Cross-hatching

And we’re back! The tutorial last week covered hatching; this week we’ll cover cross-hatching. In my introduction to this series ”Getting Started” I gave an overly simplified (and somewhat mis-leading) description of cross-scratching: “a series of parallel lines and then overlap … Continue reading

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Scratchboard Art: Hatching

Week before last I started a tutorial series on getting started in scratchboard art. Today I’m back with my take on hatching. I know I’ve done an egg today, but it’s not that kind of “hatching” I’m talking about a … Continue reading

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Scratchboard Art: Getting Started

Ever since I took a scratchboard workshop from Bill Haussecker in 1998 I’ve been fascinated by scratchboard art. The ability to create precise lines and capture minute details, as well as the depth and range of dark and light of scratchboard, is something … Continue reading

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Scratchboard: Safety Issues

One would think that the dangers of doing scratchboard are obvious, after all my tools look like they could easily double as prison shanks. At the very least, I never have to worry about losing any of my tools – people … Continue reading

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