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June 14th, 2008 #1
Please tell me if something like this exists:
I'm a very big fan of Thomas Ott, he uses a blacksurface with a white base and then scratches with a neddle to get white lines... I tried to get something like this where I live but can't find it.
Is there a similar way to achieve this? I know I might come out as newbie but, are there black sheets of paper to buy? and more importantly, white ink?
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white ink, try sakura's pen opaque...it doesn't work that well
When I want to do extreme black and white I work black ink on white...
Check out Timothy Bradstreet's work:
He's the one who inspired me to do my black and white work, of which, I unfortunately have no copies of hee hee....
June 14th, 2008 #3
A lot of good artists use scratchboard.
Check out 2 of my favorites,
- Dan Dos Santos
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June 14th, 2008 #4
Cover a piece of paper/board with candle wax, paint over with black ink, let dry. Needs loads of ink. Scratch away.
Last edited by Black Spot; June 14th, 2008 at 05:49 PM. Reason: wrong medium quoted
June 14th, 2008 #5
That will work to a point, if you add a little detergent to the ink so that it will adhere to the wax, but it gives a very different effect than scratchboard, which has a clay coating.
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June 14th, 2008 #6
So there isn't a proper "white ink" invented yet? Or am I missing something?
June 14th, 2008 #7
Use white gouache if you want something more opaque.
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maybe black paint on copper?
June 15th, 2008 #9
I read one book by a guy who was using black gouache over a lighter color and then scratching it away to make a kind of scratch board effect on watercolor paper. I suspect this will be rather loose and sucky looking compared to real scratchboard work.
Yet another thing you might try would be relief printmaking such as woodcut or linotype. If you are using black ink on white paper the cuts you make will come out white, since those will be the regions where your drawing doesn't contact the paper. Carving your drawing is kind of a pain in the ass, but you can make 20 prints from the one drawing when you are done.
A dry media fake method would be to buy stygian black Canson Mi Tientes paper and white conte crayons. Sharpen the conte crayon to a nice point with sandpaper. The side of the paper with the lable on it is the smoother side so peel that label away and use that side if you are into fine details.
Last edited by arttorney; June 15th, 2008 at 08:13 PM.