I have a video share with you today. I bought a few Drawing Inks by Winsor & Newton as I wanted to have a play, and experiment with them to refine my Pen & Ink drawing skills. When I did my Fine Art at University, we hardly looked at this technique which I find very interesting and can be quite effective if used skillfully.
I remember using this for my GCSE Art prep exam, back in the days.I had a fantastic teacher, to whom I owe my confidence in Art and Design - His name was Mr Narainsamy , a fantastic teacher and inspiring artist. He taught me how to use black indian Ink with water to create a landscape. I remember really like that technique, but then I discovered water colour and acrylic paints! I never really looked back at Pen and Inks then.
So, I went to 'The Range' and got myself a few , which I showed and swatched in the video. Inks are very pigmented and they do dry fast. So you have to work fast , in my opinion. I also found it helpful to saturate the paper with water when you want to move the ink around. I have used 300gsm Water Colour Paper by Daler Rowney but I was wondering if there is a special paper to use with inks. The water colour paper was fine but, do we need a more sleek surface as opposed to a porous surface? I will do more research and experimentation on this for sure.
Anyway, you can watch the video below or HERE, on youtube in HD. While you are there , please hit 'like' button if you liked it, subscribe if you haven't and leave me your comments so I know who came by.
This art work is totally random as my main focus was to play with the inks and experiment with the way they react with each other. But then I thought I would make a journal page instead of just dropping inks on paper. So I made a quick sketch, with no referenced picture, just a quick one from memory. I hope you enjoyed this time lapse video. I have another tutorial coming up for you very soon, it is an Inktense Colouring video, so keep your eyes peeled!
The other journal page I featured at the end of the video is here:-
Thanks so much for watching!
Come back soon for another card tutorial!