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Scratch Art

A trip down memory lane

For this project, and inline with my continuing fascination with form and colour, I was inspired by a technique taught to children.  This technique is called scratch art.   Thick black poster paint is applied over a sheet of paper coloured in wax crayon, then a picture is created by scratching through the black paint.  I brought the technique into the digital realm by creating a layer of randomly applied digital ink colour and then making another black digital ink layer.  After this I drew on the black layer with the digital eraser to create simple line drawings. It he  hide the coloured layer to create minimalistic line drawings.  I created further variations by painting purple over the scratched image.


These pictures were created to be turned into cards and postcards.

Scratch Art: Project
Scratch Art: Pro Gallery
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