Hurray! I’m on track for Every Day in May. Here’s a round-up of drawings I did over the weekend.
Friday, May 1:
A friend of mine gave me some scratchboard paper cut to ATC size. It had been sitting on my drawing desk for a few weeks and I finally just dove into it. I’d never used the paper before, so I had no specific tools to work work with. I just knew that I had to find something to scratch the ink off the paper. I didn’t feel like going to the art supply store to find something suitable. I knew I would end up with some expensive tool that I would only use once and then consign to my art supply graveyard. So I found an old needle and a box cutter and set out to draw a cat.
Now this is most likely NOT how you do this, but this is how I went about it.
First I destroyed a piece of scratchboard by experimenting with my tools. I realized that the tip of the blade on my knife made a very fine line and that I could go about making the same strokes that I made when using a pen.
After that I grabbed another card and drew a rough sketch in pencil on the surface of the scratchboard. I then just worked my way around the sketch, just as if I were using a fine point pen. It’s a bit messy, but I not bad for a first effort. Just a bit of fun and it was nice to try something new.
If you are interested in how you are supposed to work in scratchboard, check out this tutorial. I found it a great overview explaining the materials and tools you need.
Saturday, May 2
I’m making cards for a swap with a Black and White theme, so I made this card. I skipped the scratchboard and just did a drawing with white colored pencil on black paper.
Sunday, May 3
Here are some sketches I did Sunday for a card I’m making for a personal trade. My partner collects cards featuring her pug and she sent me some pictures to work from. I’m having fun with my sketches. Now I must work on the final card. I’ll be posting it here when it’s done.
Well, so far so good. Now what to do for Monday’s drawing?