Inks, Scratchboard

Learn techniques from professional artists, follow tutorials, videos, and more.

Sally Maxwell has been working with scratchboard for over fifty-three years and has helped to define it as a fine art medium. Finding inspiration in animals and her own colorful garden; each piece is a snapshot of the intensity that nature can possess in its quiet moments.

RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu and Art Prof Guest Teaching Artist Song Kang demonstrate and explain all of the art supplies and drawing techniques you need to create a detailed scratchboard drawing from beginning to end.

A quick video of Richey Beckett's pen and ink and scratchboard technique on Claybord.

Watch the Scratchbord video to learn why it is the professional's choice for scratchboard.

Texas artist, Sally Maxwell, is known for her exquisite scratchboard drawings. Her enthusiasm for the medium led her to develop techniques for using color with scratchboard over fifty years ago.