Art Every Day Month, day 22

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Yay, new art supplies arrived today. I had made an order a while ago, but there were a couple things out of stock that finally got here. One of them was white ink, which I have never worked with before. To test it out, I decided to try the three faces exercise again. I used a mid-toned sketch paper, because I figured I’d get the most impact out of the white ink on a non-white surface (even though the paper isn’t really strong enough to be used with wet media – as you can see I ended up with a very wrinkly surface). I also used black ink and an ink wash.

I was disappointed that the white ink wasn’t pigmented enough to show up much when used with a dip pen, but it did leave some interesting effects when applied with a brush. More experimentation necessary.

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4 Responses to “Art Every Day Month, day 22”

  1. This reminds me of some of my altered book pages. Not the drawings, because heavens knows I can’t draw. But the buckled pages, which I’ve just learned to live with, I fear.
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  2. Nigel says:

    That reminds me, I have some white ink somewhere. Maybe I should have a play with it.

    Interesting pic, it reminds me of Mt Rushmore :)
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    • Julie says:

      Ha! Maybe I’ll do one with four heads next time and try to play up the Mt Rushmore-esque qualities. :)

      Have fun with your white ink!

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