Scratchboard is one of my favourite mediums!  I start with a solid black panel and scratch the surface with knives and other tools to expose the white clay beneath the black ink.  Every mark is created by hand; different tools and pressure exerted on the tools create a variety of marks.  As I’m scratching I pay close attention to variations in tone and value.  Sometimes I add coloured inks but I love the clean look of black and white.  Depending on the complexity and size of the piece, hundreds of hours can be spent on one piece of art.

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