Scratchboard

Scratchboard allows artists to produce highly detailed work and appeals to those of us who love the use of line. I use clayboards covered with India Ink, scratching with a variety of sharp tools while also experimenting with a variety of odd things like cotton balls with alcohol. The medium is surprisingly forgiving since you can add ink and scratch again when you make a mistake. I like to use layers of transparent watercolor which again can be altered with more scratching.