Melissa Mason

Bloomington, MN

www.melissahelene.com

2018 booth #83 

My highly detailed, hyper-realistic wildlife scratchboard work is done in high contrast black and white. Scratchboard is a subtractive medium that utilizes a variety of abrasive tools, including x-acto knives, wire brushes, fiberglass brushes, and sand paper, to layer scratches into the top black ink layer of the board. Layered scratches reveal the compressed ink layer of the scratchboard and create different values. The abrasive tools can be used a many different ways to create desired textures.

 

 © Melissa Mason

© Melissa Mason