blumoo (blu_moo) wrote in ebsq,

EBSQ's LIVE! Scratchboard - February 12th, 9PM EST

This month's EBSQ Live:

Scratchboard: Black and White


hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Naquaiya
Monday, February 12th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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"Sheep and Crows" by Naquaiya

"If you ever had any questions about how to go about doing a drawing in scratchboard, follow along with me, Naquaiya, as I take you through the process from line art to finished product. This is a versatile and neat medium and most of all, it's fun. If you like watercolor, pen and ink, or silkscreening, you will most likely enjoy scratchboard. Aside from a different "look", it can reproduce very well which gives you, the artist, all kinds of options. This presentation will be on creating black and white art, using both black scratchboard and white scratchboard. You will learn how to achieve a half tone grey without using half tones; just black and white and a trick of the eye. I will also provide you with resources for materials.

In April's Live presentation, I will cover a variety of ways to color your scratchboard. I will show you what I have learned over time and trial. I will share method, coloring techniques and materials, as well as preservation and presentation methods for your scratchboards."

Naquaiya has been drawing seriously in the scratchboard medium since 1996. She has exhibited in galleries and juried art shows across southern California and the Southwest as well as the Bay area. Her scratchboard drawings have won numerous awards and her portfolio includes corporate art collections as well as international sales. She has worked for Ampersand Art demonstrating claybord black at trade shows and has also demonstrated for many Los Angeles art clubs throughout southern California. Some of her zebra art appears in Charles Ewing's book, "The New Scratchboard" (under the name Michele Wise).

Naquaiya is presently writing several books on scratchboard and children's books using her scratchboard illustrations.

LIVE! is open to members and non-members and we encourage all who are interested to attend. The evening starts at promptly at 9 PM EST so be sure to arrive a few minutes early.


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