Experimentation with white on black drawing

sansalvadorIn an effort to imitate the great early twentieth-century wood engravings by such artists as Lynd Ward, but without having to figure out how to do actual wood engravings, I thought I would try my hand at drawing on black “scratch board” paper. I went out to buy some at the art supply store today, and I was so excited that I spent the remaining half hour of my break from work sitting on a park bench drawing this weird seascape off the top of my head. I was going for something à la Claude Lorrain, but it ended up looking more like the kind of chintzy fantasy art one sometimes sees being created by street performers. Still, it’s a really interesting and fun medium, and I look forward to experimenting with it further!

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