This is my Serval cat portrait, finished tonight. I guess it is mixed media, as it began as a pure ink portrait, with gesture brush strokes, I wish I had taken a photo at that point, I really liked it, and that was how I had planned to leave it, however yesterday night, I thought I should touch up a few bits with watercolour. Thinking a few brighter spots would enhance it, and of course the eyes needed watercolour. So last night I left it drying on the side, but alas on arriving home from work, I felt it needed some more alterations and additions, mmmm what to use this time, I looked at the pro marker pens, NO! But then peeping in the pen slot, were two very old Montana pens ( about five years old) would they still work? I washed the nibs under the tap, and hey presto, like new, so just to prove they worked, I went like made scribbling marks on the pretty kitty. So here he is my ‘Serval’ and a great review of longevity for the Montana marker pens, (black and white).
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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