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Scraperboard by Tony Pyrzakowski

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Scraperboard or Scratchboard is a very versatile medium. It is a clay coated board covered in black indian ink. To show an image you scrape out the white bits. However, by using the specially cut tool you can produce illustrations from a delicate etching style to a thick cut woodcut style.
Geebung polo club. Illustration of Banjo Pattersons famous poem by tony pyrzakowski...www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

Geebung polo club. Illustration of Banjo Pattersons famous poem by tony pyrzakowski...www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

the delicate way scraperboard can be used...for very fine detail. Publishing illustration

the delicate way scraperboard can be used...for very fine detail. Publishing illustration

The beautiful rose centre...rose headband and earrings

The beautiful rose centre...rose headband and earrings

woodcut style logo........www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

woodcut style logo........www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

Aussie santa....surfing over the sails of the opera house. Greeting card illustration

Aussie santa....surfing over the sails of the opera house. Greeting card illustration

coloured scraperboard printed with metalic inks for an award winning calendar. It is a magical illustration full of horoscopes from around the world, pagan rituals, magical numbers, spells, pherenology, unicorns......it even has a 'hidden cats face' which is central to the whole image by Tony Pyrzakowski ...www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

coloured scraperboard printed with metalic inks for an award winning calendar. It is a magical illustration full of horoscopes from around the world, pagan rituals, magical numbers, spells, pherenology, unicorns......it even has a 'hidden cats face' which is central to the whole image by Tony Pyrzakowski ...www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

another image reproduced in an etching style for a mural

another image reproduced in an etching style for a mural

woodcut style for a bread packet by tony Pyrzakowski www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

woodcut style for a bread packet by tony Pyrzakowski www.illustrations.com.au facebook/pyrzakowskiscratchboardart

the musical leopard...advertising a concert

the musical leopard...advertising a concert

delicate flowers. Illustrations for a book used as page turners in a limited edition book on Australia. Printed and published in 2000

delicate flowers. Illustrations for a book used as page turners in a limited edition book on Australia. Printed and published in 2000

illustrations for Woolworths...the food people

illustrations for Woolworths...the food people

images of past Australian politicians..from the federation. This is one of several images used for a mural backdrop which was life size

images of past Australian politicians..from the federation. This is one of several images used for a mural backdrop which was life size

the Chines rose....detail

the Chines rose....detail

the Rose of St. George...detail

the Rose of St. George...detail

the Madonna rose..detail

the Madonna rose..detail

the rose of a lute

the rose of a lute