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Nicolas Delort, a freelance illustrator based in Paris, creates wonderfully textural pen & ink (on scratchboard) illustrations

Nicolas Delort, a freelance illustrator based in Paris, creates wonderfully textural pen & ink (on scratchboard) illustrations

These brooding illustrations have been created using only black ink and sharp tools, a scratchboard technique, which focuses on the negative space with beautifully eerie results. The artist behind them is Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort. He says that all of his work is improvised and that that he's never happy with his stuff until it's finished: "I make a final sketch, transfer it to the scratchboard and scratch away till my wrist hurts." We know that feeling. Some of his scenes are…

These brooding illustrations have been created using only black ink and sharp tools, a scratchboard technique, which focuses on the negative space with beautifully eerie results. The artist behind them is Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort. He says that all of his work is improvised and that that he's never happy with his stuff until it's finished: "I make a final sketch, transfer it to the scratchboard and scratch away till my wrist hurts." We know that feeling. Some of his scenes are…

Formal and detailed hatching (and some cross hatching) following natural contours of the ear.                                                                                                                                                      More

Formal and detailed hatching (and some cross hatching) following natural contours of the ear. More

scratchboard art | The scratchboard art below is a... - Page 10 - WetCanvas

scratchboard art | The scratchboard art below is a... - Page 10 - WetCanvas

Franklin Booth was one of art history’s masters of the medium of PEN and INK.     Booth grew up on a farm in Indiana in the late 1800′s. Innocently misunderstanding the printing technology of the time, he developed his style by copying what he thought were pen and ink illustrations in popular magazines, but were in fact wood engravings.

Franklin Booth was one of art history’s masters of the medium of PEN and INK. Booth grew up on a farm in Indiana in the late 1800′s. Innocently misunderstanding the printing technology of the time, he developed his style by copying what he thought were pen and ink illustrations in popular magazines, but were in fact wood engravings.

A fine illustration of an Octopus by Tierra Connor. Silhouette painted with india ink onto a clay scratchboard. Detail added using an xacto knife.

A fine illustration of an Octopus by Tierra Connor. Silhouette painted with india ink onto a clay scratchboard. Detail added using an xacto knife.

Nicolas Delort, pen, ink and scratchboard illustration: Nicolas Delort, pen, ink and scratchboard illustration

Nicolas Delort, pen, ink and scratchboard illustration: Nicolas Delort, pen, ink and scratchboard illustration

The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More

The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More

Stunning Illustrations on Scratchboard – Fubiz Media

Stunning Illustrations on Scratchboard

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath. This style […]

Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath. This style […]

Franklin Booth, scratchboard master? As I understand it, he didn't use scratchboard. Just pen & ink. Either way, darned good, weren't he?

Franklin Booth, scratchboard master? As I understand it, he didn't use scratchboard. Just pen & ink. Either way, darned good, weren't he?

Adriana Lozano ( do night painting of the  small hill over hill road by lake hemet. Rabbits darting back and forth in the headlights

Adriana Lozano ( do night painting of the small hill over hill road by lake hemet. Rabbits darting back and forth in the headlights

An illustration for “A Rumor of Angels” a fantastic novellette by Dale Bailey for Tor.com.Read more about it over on my BLOGAnd ...

An illustration for “A Rumor of Angels” a... - nicolasdelort

An illustration for “A Rumor of Angels” a fantastic novellette by Dale Bailey for Tor.com.Read more about it over on my BLOGAnd ...