art || Scratchboard Skull Study: Adventures in Reverse-Drawing
In art class, we’ve been working on a three-part skeleton study. The three pieces are:
- Hand in graphite on white paper
- Torso of skeleton in hard pastel on coloured paper
- Skull on scratchboard
This particular piece (the skull) was especially scary for me to start because it’s a medium I’d never used before. It’s also a very strange medium, too: the areas you work on become highlights (as opposed to shadows, as is usually the case with most mediums).
I started with a blank canvas and slowly (excruciatingly slowly), I began to scratch away. It was tedious at first, but with the help of the Netflix show, “Thirteen Reasons Why”, I managed to finish it! So SO proud of the result!
And the zoomed-out final product…
I also shared it over on my Instagram, check it out:
I’d love to hear what you think! Any ideas what I should draw next with this medium?
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