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Scratch tools

Scratch tools

Examples of textures you can make with scratch art tools.

Examples of textures you can make with scratch art tools.

Choose a picture, I like animals with fur for scratch art.

Choose a picture, I like animals with fur for scratch art.

I used a simplified grid method to draw the picture on to paper, then covering the back with white chalk transferred the picture onto the scratch art board.

I used a simplified grid method to draw the picture on to paper, then covering the back with white chalk transferred the picture onto the scratch art board.

I also like to make a black and white copy in order to help me find the dark and light values.

I also like to make a black and white copy in order to help me find the dark and light values.

Here you can see the chalked portions that have not been scratched and the gold portions that have been scratched. The chalk is easy to wipe off one you have finished scratching an area.

Here you can see the chalked portions that have not been scratched and the gold portions that have been scratched.  The chalk is easy to wipe off one you have finished scratching an area.

Here is a close up of some different scratching techniques.

Here is a close up of some different scratching techniques.

Cross Hatching the ear creates a lighter value.

Cross Hatching the ear creates a lighter value.

Student work, they choose to scratch the dark areas, instead of the light areas. I usually scratch the light areas, opposite of what you would do if you were drawing.

Student work, they choose to scratch the dark areas, instead of the light areas.  I usually scratch the light areas, opposite of what you would do if you were drawing.

Cardinal

Cardinal

Drawn Wolf

Drawn Wolf

scratch art wolf

  • Silver or gold scratch paper or boards
  • Scratch pens
  • Picture made black and white