Illustration & Scratchboard Art

by João Simões

Scratchboard, also known as scraperboard, is a form of direct engraving where ink is scratched off to reveal a white layer of clay beneath. I also use a white clay-coated board, add ink to the surface, and then scratch away with a variety of tools. Sometimes I also use an airbrush to add some ink. Below is a selection of scratchboard originals. If interested in purchasing originals or high quality prints, please contact me.

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