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Study of Rhesus Monkey Skull

Scratchboard is a clay-coated paper. While most people are familiar with scratchboard that is coated with black ink, it is also available in white, without an ink coating. I abrade the scratchboard with a coarse sandpaper, and then draw with graphite. The graphite drawing picks up the abraded texture to achieve this effect.

Medium: Graphite on paper.
Size: 6.4 inches x 5.25 inches.

©1978, Karen Ackoff.