Scratchboard Series – Cat

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Scratchboard Cat
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4 HD videos • 4 hours of instruction
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A four-part series on creating a scratchboard image of a cat. Part 1 provides a basic introduction to scratchboard, the thought process, and a look at the tools used by artists. Parts 2-4 walk you through the entire process of scratching away ink to reveal a representational image of a cat. This series includes over 4 hours of video instruction.

  • Scratchboard paper
  • Scratchboard tools or craft knife
  • Ball point pen
  • Sheet of paper


Scratchboard Series – Cat — 9 Comments

    • Hi Raquel,

      You can pick up the scratchboard paper at any art store as well as clay board, if you prefer it. I ordered mine through Amazon – the tools as well.

    • Hi Teresa,

      Maybe. Scratchboard is fairly straight forward though. Once you know the process and how to make marks, there’s not much more to it.

    • Hi Lisa,
      I’m not sure what you are asking. In this example, the photo is placed over the scratchboard and transferred with a ball point pen using pressure. The grooves made by the pen serve as the guidelines for the scratching.

  1. Beautiful work here Matt! Thanks so much for this practice session. I have seen work by a scratch board artist who also uses color in his work. He does really well also. You have me excited to get the materials to get started scratching. 🙂
    Thanks again,

  2. Hi Matt,
    I just tried to view this video and got a message that it could not be viewed due to it’s security settings. I am a paid member and was logged into the website when I tried to view the lesson.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Again,
      Disregard the above request for assistance. Appears there was some type of glitch-video lag as by the time I finished my post, the video began playing. Technology 😉

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