These brooding illustrations have been created using only black ink and sharp tools, a scratchboard technique, which focuses on the negative space with beautifully eerie results. The artist behind them is Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort. He says that all of his work is improvised and that that he's never happy with his stuff until it's finished: "I make a final sketch, transfer it to the scratchboard and scratch away till my wrist hurts." We know that feeling. Some of his scenes are…

These brooding illustrations have been created using only black ink and sharp tools, a scratchboard technique, which focuses on the negative space with beautifully eerie results. The artist behind them is Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort. He says that all of his work is improvised and that that he's never happy with his stuff until it's finished: "I make a final sketch, transfer it to the scratchboard and scratch away till my wrist hurts." We know that feeling. Some of his scenes are…

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