In addition to his animation work, Eyvind also created oil paintings, sculptures, scratchboards
, watercolors and drawings, some of which can be found in permanent museum collections.
Wanting my students to go further with their "action scratchings" to create more dramatic layers and depth, they were directed to create several smaller scratchboards
with different color schemes, both light and dark.
First, we prepared the scratchboard
. A 9 x 12" (23 x 31 cm) piece of oak tag was completely covered in concentric circles of crayon--2 or 3 large bull's-eyes until the page was covered.
During his lifetime he created many paintings, sculptures, scratchboards
, watercolors and drawings that have not been publicly seen or exhibited.
Here, kids make their own scratchboard
from everyday materials, and create striking art with an African motif.
What would be a good subject for a scratchboard
Second, with commercial scratchboards
you can't predict what color you will get, or where you will get it, as you scratch off the top layer.
The format for these stunning scratchboards
was huge (12.5" x 19.5") and quite an undertaking for his students, who worked on a "sampler" first to practice techniques.
For over 20 years, INOVART, manufacturer of products and supplies for printmaking, matting and framing, lettering and calligraphy, drawing and crafts, scratchboards
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The eye-catching artwork on our cover is only one of the animals that prowled the art room at South El Monte High School, while talented young artists created "Showstopping Scratchboards
." You, too, can turn your classroom into a wild kingdom; turn to page 20 and read how.
Now comes la piece de resistance: In the past, scratchboards
were traditionally left white and black.
Perfect for black-and-white art work, SCRATCH-ART CO., INC.'s Scratchboards
, available in varying thicknesses, are coated with a fine white china clay and covered with a black opaque surface.