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Art By Removing From The Paper

Discussion in 'Fantasy Art' started by Addison, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Addison

    Addison Auror

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    My artwork is uh...average at best. Individual parts of the body come out fine but do NOT ask me to make a whole person. My teachers kept telling me "Just put it on the paper. Take what's in your head and put it on the paper." I followed their advice, got C's. Given one project I think that was a pity grade.

    But I recently tried sculpting. Not as bad as drawing, but not a whole lot better either. Then I remember one art project I did and I got an A+. I tried to remember what it was, why it worked.

    Well it worked because I wasn't putting anything ON paper, I was taking things off. It was a paper covered in black paint and I used a wooden stick to scratch the paint off to reveal the white below. I realized that's how I built my characters and story worlds. Not by putting what they ARE on paper or .docx. But by taking away and describing what they aren't. The character is not a coward, the world is not medieval, etc.

    But I can't for the life of me remember what that art medium was called! So anyone who knows what it's called when you scrape black paint off a special paper or something to make a picture, please post. Thank you!
     
  2. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I'm pretty sure it's just called "scratch art". ^^ That's what Google says, anyway.
     
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