what is scratchboard?

Scratchboard is a black-and-white drawing medium. The board is a wood panel with a thin veneer of fine, white clay covered by a layer of india ink. The drawing surface starts completely black. The drawing is made by scratching white lines through the ink with a sharp tool, such as a scalpel blade, tattoo needle or a scratchboard nib held in a pen holder.  Sandpaper and steel wool can be used to create different effects.  The more lines that are drawn, the brighter the picture becomes.  Color can be added to the scratched areas with inks or watercolor. A scratchboard drawing is often very highly detailed and can resemble a wood engraving.

Scratchboard is archival.  Finished pieces are sprayed with several coats of a matte finish for protection.

HECTOR FERNANDEZ

Cuban-born Hector Fernandez is a self-taught artist who's been drawing or creating in one way or another since he was very young.  Although he has worked in many different mediums before, his passion is with scratchboard.  He loves the incredible detail and the wonderful contrast that is achievable with this medium.

Hector resides in Santa Clarita, California, and is a Signature Member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.

CONTACT

hector1164@yahoo.com

(661) 492-9054

CURRENT & UPCOMING SHOWS

Cedarfest 2017 / Museum of Art and History
Lancaster, CA
Exhibit runs through August 5, 2017


Pulchella Winery Tasting Room
24261 Main Street, Newhall, CA  91321
Artwork on display

HoiPolloi and Pagter Brothers Tasting Room
24338 Main St., Santa Clarita, California 91321
Artwork on display

AWARDS & PAST SHOWS


June 2017
Lancaster Museum of Art and History (Cedarfest 2017)
President's Award, "Reflections of Purity"


February/March 2017
Award of Excellence, "Devata"
International Society of Scratchboard Artists 6th Annual Exhibit
Adelaide, South Australia

October 20-22, 2016
Fine Art Quartet Exhibit
ARTree Gallery, 22508 6th Street, Newhall, CA

October 2016
Silver Award and Jury of Your Peers Award, "Roar"
Annual Art Gala, Santa Clarita Artists' Association, Santa Clarita, CA

April 2016
International Society of Scratchboard Artists 5th Annual Exhibit
Tucson, AZ

October 2015
2nd Place, "Bling"
"Sinister Shadows and Seductive Shade" Exhibit
La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

July 2015
Honorable Mention, "Reflections of Purity"
Reflections of Life Exhibit
La Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

April 2015
Spring Art Festival & Sale, Le Chene French Restaurant

April 2015
1st Place, Portrait Category, "Reflections of Purity"
Glendale Art Association Spring Salon
Montrose, CA

February 2015
Thousand Oaks Art Assoc. Annual Juried Show
Thousand Oaks, CA

August 2014
3rd Place, Animal and Still Life category, "Patriarch"
Glendale Art Association Fall Salon
Montrose, CA

June 2014
Silver Medal, "Fragile"
International Society of Scratchboard Artists Annual Exhibit
Gary, NC

April - May 2014
Splendors in the Garden Exhibit
Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA

June 2013
Silver Medal, "A Smoking Table, Please"
International Society of Scratchboard Artists Annual Exhibit
Vancouver, BC, Canada

October 2012
Gold Medal, "Behind the Sheers"
Santa Clarita Artists' Association Annual Art Classic
Santa Clarita, CA

July 2012
Bronze Award, "Patriarch"
International Society of Scratchboard Artists Annual Exhibit
Glen Ellen, CA

October 2011
Gold Medal, "Patriarch"
Santa Clarita Artists' Association Annual Art Classic
Santa Clarita, CA

May to June 2011
"Wild Whimsy" Exhibit
Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, CA

February 2011
Thousand Oaks Art Assoc. Annual Juried Show
Thousand Oaks, CA