A beautiful drawing in the technique of grafting create a verysimply to the child, and to the adult person. There is only one difference. The basis for creating such a picture will have to be grown. A small child will not be able to cope with this task alone. And, of course, the complexity of the picture matters. For a child and a novice artist, a simple image is selected, and a person with certain skills can depict an entire storyline. The technique of grafting, literally translated from French, means scratching. During work, pencils or paints are not used, the pattern is created by scratching it on a wax surface with a sharp object (needle, toothpick and so on). Therefore, it still has a second name - voskografiya. Other coatings are sometimes used as a basis. In fact, this technique is a kind of engraving, if we mean that the engraving is a drawing made without colors. If we are considering engraving, like applying an image to metal, wood or another hard surface, then the graft in this case is an imitation of it, made on paper with good density or cardboard. Preparing the basis for the drawing Before you begin directly to create a drawing, you need to go through the preparatory stage. To do this, you need to take a cardboard sheet and apply a wax or paraffin layer on it (a candle fits). On top, we cover the surface with ink or some kind of paint. Given that mascara when applied to the wax layer has the property of spreading, it must be applied in several stages. In this case, each of the previous layers must dry. You can apply it with a sponge, a wide brush or a tampon made of cotton wool. Most often, white cardboard is used, and mascara is black. In this case, there are other options: take white mascara and paper in black, as well as rainbow or colored cardboard and ink or other paint, also of very different colors. After this, the process of drawinglines, straight and wavy, strokes, the future of a beautiful pattern in the technique of grafting. Professionals use special tools for this purpose, so-called cutters or cutters. Children and beginning artists can easily apply any sharp objects that are at hand. You can apply for gouache cover, but it is notit is very convenient, because this paint is not durable and will lose its appearance with time, besides, it stays on hands during work. If you, however, took gouache, it is recommended to add a drop of detergent there, then the prints of it will not remain on your hands. This drawing technique is very popular with children of different ages. The process of working on such an engraving is very fascinating and entertaining. The kid will be pleased to draw contours and lines, creating his own picture, thereby learning the art of painting and developing certain skills and abilities. For small children, you first need to select a very simple pattern, consisting of lines, circles, waves and so on, gradually complicating it. For scratching, you can use, for example, a plastic plug, with which you can draw rails (removing several teeth), waves of the sea (all the teeth) and much more. As a result, we can get truly stunning engraving drawings.