Tuesday, May 19, 2015

experiment with inks

6" x 9"
ink and watercolor

I wanted to try a Tim Holtz black distress marker for this drawing/painting. My idea was to draw the poppies and then wet the marks with water so they would run a bit and then paint with inktense ink sticks. His distress markers and ink pads are made to react with water. A property one may or may not like. For this, I liked!

I am pleased with the results. more experiments to come.  I also used some watercolor on the dark brown area to make it darker. I mixed Payne's gray with transparent orange to get a beautiful brown. I made the edges soft.