Last night I started a basic dog drawing. I painted the eyes and nose, I wanted them to look as normal as possible, followed then by a variety of coloured washes over the different parts of his head. I then added this morning some random ink stencil patterns, in contrasting coloured distress inks by Tim holtz. Paint brush down, and left to dry, I went out for a lovely forest ride, for a little sunshine, and to get the dog out. Back home I finished off a few more inked patterns, and then added some shadows to give some more dimension, although I didn’t want it to look realistic, I wanted a little more depth. I am really happy with the end result, it is kind of what I had in my head, I am not sure if it should have had a background wash, or if white is ok? But I will leave it as it is for fear of ruining it.
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- Inky horse, sketchy. Black Diplomat ink. Despite this ink being a very weak black tone it, has great shading ability. Today I used a smooth thin card, rather than watercolour paper to see the difference in behaviour of the ink. I love the way the ink lays down, however the paper quality is poor, so I have curling and buckling as it can’t cope with water. I guess if I invest in a heavier gsm smooth paper it could work, I did not want to use smooth watercolour as too absorbing of water, so I don’t believe would create as good a shading effect? I think an experiment is needed 😀#diplomatink #inkpainting #horseink