Nicolas Delort’s artworks are black and beautiful! Giving a wondrous twist to the conventional notion of adding paint to create a painting, the French-Canadian artist rather removes paint to create his incredible masterpieces! How so? Well, our crafty artist uses a unique technique termed as scratchboard, which requires one to apply to black ink to a white canvas. This ink is then strategically scratched off to make way for fantastical characters, backdrops and of course themes.
In other words, it is pretty much the reverse process of painting a regular setting or a portrait. This attention to the utilization of negative space (as opposed to inking over positive space) endows a characteristic novelty to each of the individual monochromatic artworks. Take a gander at the fascinating examples below, and you can also check out the full portfolio from here.