Monday, August 08, 2011

Scraperboard



Hi there! I'm glad to be part of this excellent blog, I was looking for a place where we could have discussion about art instead of just posting dumb pictures...

Start publishing today with last project I done for Le dernier cri's Mexico book. I just started doing scratchboard some months ago, using a scalpel (bistouri), then a round blade instead of usual cutter, this give me special shapes. So I can work lines but also something like a photographic fuzzy style.

Drawings there are mainly just real stuff, copied from old maya's drawings and old photos from statues... I just try to do it with my own hand, plus adding some details to complete. Though these original drawings are incredibly modern & perfectly managed by the artists (ref. is "Maya Iconography" Princeton Press). I'll post some more later.


9 comments:

Marcel Ruijters said...

Welcome, Romuald! Good to see you here.
And yeah... I had been wondering about how you got those fuzzy-looking bits in scraperboard. Interesting!

alkbazz said...

Hey Marcel! Thanx for invite, nice place to be!
scratchboard really please me, i hope to have a lot already to make a book... and i enjoy imitating xerox printing (that's what is this, with high contrast & simple greys)

Gaspard Pitiot said...

welcome mate!

crippaXXXalmqvist said...

yup!, welcome to the ducks alright, romuald!

Human Mollusk said...

I don't think I've seen SB being used like this before - great work.
Welcome Romuald!

alkbazz said...

thanks for welcome, salut Gaspard & thank you Mr Mollusk for this kind word...!

i don't know too much about SB, except well-known artists & stuff I can see like on flickr...

MD Encolpius said...

welcome!

Kurt Komoda said...

Beautiful work!

Aeron said...

Welcome, Romuald! Great Mayan style drawings.