Saturday, August 10, 2013

Colouring your Scratchboard tutorial

The Promise
8x10 inches
Scratch art, Inktense pencils, Coloured pencils and ink on Ampersand Scratchboard


When I first completed The Promise artwork, I was inundated with questions from other artists about my techniques for colouring scratchboard. In response to these questions, I have put together this 27 page step by step tutorial which shows how I went about scratching each element in the piece and then how the colour was added. The tutorial is available from my website at http://www.miniatureartbykhull.com/tutorials_36.html. For anyone new to scratch art, this piece is probably a rather ambitious one to start with, but you can still apply the principles to any piece you are working on. I have given a brief description of all the tools used and even some I didn't use, but I know other artists do use. If you are new to scratch art or scraper board, I can highly recommend Diana Lee's book Starting From Scratch. At some point, I hope to put together some more tutorials on scratchart that are much simpler. Subjects that have either fur or feathers are ideal for scratch board and so I would like to perhaps work on a cat tutorial next.

4 comments:

Sue Clinker said...

Is there no end to your talent Karen?

Such beautiful work, whichever media/style you undertake. Look forward to seeing what you produce next LOL

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous piece!

Karen Hull said...

Hugs to both of you Sue and Gail for your very kind words - much appreciated!!! :)

faisy wish said...

Really fantastic work hand made work is very cute, its really awesome.
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