windowtoart "Drawing": Etching Applications 1 Scratchboard 2 Drawing Choices
1st Step: CREATING TEXTURES, OF COURSE!
As the practice began with scratchboard,we always find time to discover new varieties of color and line interactions that will become an integral part of the etching process. The possible variations are endless. But this time, where black and white expressed the beauty of strong contrast, color will enhance the textural compositions created. Note that the drawing hues for the textures are light values to contrast against the black background. Here are a few:
The tendency to use black as the overall etching background is common and a very good choice. However, we experimented with other hues and found two more that offered exciting options. See them below!
These two color "swatches" were among several that we attempted. Actually, other hues like red, green, brown and gray would be alternative backgrounds, remembering to adjust the basic drawing hues underneath to contrast well with them.
One more thing to try: reverse contrasts, that is, all dark drawing hues with high value backgrounds like yellow, white, pale greens, blues, oranges, etc. Try small swatches for quick estimates and then experiment with more detailed drawings. Enjoy!
|Now let's take a look at some completed works where these procedures were effected.|