Shantell Tedjamulia

Scratchboard Cats

I love working in scratchboard.  It’s a lot like drawing in pencil only in reverse.  You start out with a black sheet then scratch away the black coating with an exacto knife to create the white lines.  Don’t mess up though because there’s no erasing! Since I have a tendency to work soft and omit really dark darks in my drawings, scratchboard is a great medium for me because it’s nature practically forces bold contrast. Here are some scratchboard cats I did last year while I worked for the Monte L. Bean Museum at BYU.

Serval, Caracal, and a Bobcat

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1,377 Responses to “Scratchboard Cats”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Wow! That’s amazing! My favorite is the third picture.

  2. Eric Says:

    Amazing! (As always)

  3. JC Says:

    Wow. I’m picking my jaw up off the floor. I had no idea that such stellar scratchboard work was part of your repertoire. You do not cease to amaze. Color me impressed!

  4. Angie Says:

    Yes, but where is the one of Fi? Hmmm???