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Glowing Eyes (scratchboard monster drawing)

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Aiming for the eyes is generally smart, unless

the eyes are just gaping holes and

all trying to scratch them out does

is make them bigger

and fighting only makes you




Drawing specs

Title: Glowing Eyes
Dimensions: 8″ x 8″
Materials: Ampersand scratchboard, Royal Brush art scraper, and gloss sealer
Series: One of my scratchboard drawings; created as part of my body of work in 2014.

About Glowing Eyes

I made the drawing, Glowing Eyes, with scratchboard and varnish. Here’s what it looks like in real life.

If this makes you want to get in on scratchboard, here’s a kind I can recommend on Amazon.

Drawing with scratchboard is a challenge, because you can’t erase any lines you make. Some artists make incredibly precise scratchboard illustrations like you wouldn’t believe, but I just don’t have the patience for that.

Like I said in the video, it’s kind of nice drawing monsters because if one of your lines goes astray, you can just pretend it was on purpose with a monster. There aren’t really a whole lot of mistakes that prevent a monster from looking like a monster. (At least, not in my experience. Maybe I have monster-drawing privilege. IDK.)

So it especially makes sense to choose a forgiving subject when you’re using a medium like scratchboard, which—in my opinion—is quite unforgiving. I need forgiveness from at least one source or another. ;)

I’ve made several other creature-themed drawings with this medium—namely The Jungle and Back Yard.

See more monster drawings

I draw a lot of imaginary creatures and monsters like the one that showed up in this post. If you like it, you might like exploring some of the other ones I’ve made.


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