How to Make a Scratch Art Drawing

How to make a scratch art drawing.

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How to Make a Scratch Art Drawing
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Scratch tools

Scratch tools

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Examples of textures you can make with scratch art tools.

Examples of textures you can make with scratch art tools.

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Choose your tip.

Choose your tip.

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How to scratch

How to scratch

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Scratch the lighter areas.  This is opposite of what you would do in a drawing.

Scratch the lighter areas. This is opposite of what you would do in a drawing.

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Hatching, cross hatching and stippling are techniques you use in scratch art.

Hatching, cross hatching and stippling are techniques you use in scratch art.

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Don't outline, unless you have a hard edged animal, furry animals don't require an outline.

Don't outline, unless you have a hard edged animal, furry animals don't require an outline.

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Follow the hair length of the animal.

Follow the hair length of the animal.

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Here is a close up of some different scratching techniques.

Here is a close up of some different scratching techniques.

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To create different values, vary the distance between scratches.

To create different values, vary the distance between scratches.

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Cross hatched white value

Cross hatched white value

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Cross Hatching the ear creates a lighter value.

Cross Hatching the ear creates a lighter value.

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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.

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Cardinal

Cardinal

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Drawn Wolf

Drawn Wolf

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scratch art wolf

scratch art wolf

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