Scratch Art 6

More scratch art work inspired by a class I took at Woodmere Art Museum in spring 2021. Look here for the first post, which explains the origins of this inspiration and some general background on the medium.

This photo is a view looking down from the long bridge over the Schuylkill on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail connecting Bala Cynwyd, PA, and the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk.

I am medium pleased with this image. I feel there is a lack of complexity of line here, and therefore of tone. I was reminded of my problems with the Allentown warehouse picture, where I should have picked my details that I included more judiciously, and I held back on scraping more black away. I was not sure what I wanted to do. In the end, I decided to stop work and decide later if it is finished or not. I can always make amendments later on.

I do like the stark shapes and the clarity of this picture.

8 thoughts on “Scratch Art 6

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, it is dramatic (I know I keep using that word but it is the most fitting one, I think). The hard edges and sharp contrast are pleasing to my eye.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Well, it’s very easy. You get the little kit of tools and some scratchboard and start in. If you want to practice more cheaply you can buy some kid scratch art supplies but they do not work exactly the same way. But at least you could get some practice in.

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