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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Raspado Scratch Drawings

Guest Artist: Rogelio Rosiles

Artist, printmaker, and muralist Rogelio Rosiles discovered the process for raspados or “scratch drawings” by accident while sanding down layers on his paintings. Now he fills his sketchbook with these colorful, textured drawings whose grainy finish is reminiscent of early, low-res, digital media. This simple process allows you to play and create on many levels by covering crayon wax with an acrylic coating and then scratching through the surface to reveal what’s hidden below. Scratch drawings feel a lot like printmaking because they work both forwards and backwards, by adding and subtracting, and you’re rewarded with a dramatic final reveal. It’s a wonderful way to play with simple, nostalgic materials and create happy accidents and surprises for yourself along the way.

Suggested Materials:

  • Paper of any kind/color (the thicker the better)
  • Crayons
  • Sharpie markers, acrylic paints, dry erase markers, shoe polish, or White Out
  • Knife, Xacto blade, box cutter, needle tool or etching needle, or other sharp scraping tool

Zoom Meeting ID: 9472 1822 373

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.