Ink pen, and a Mix of Media.

A woman’s face

Began with a quick sketch, using a black Uni pin fine line, pigment ink pen, on Mi-Teintes warm brown, 160gsm pastel paper. I prefer not to use a pencil drawing underneath. Added some colour with Inktense block washes, then added coloured pencil and graphite pencil. Softened the face a little with the smudge tool in the Procreate app, and applied a few more white highlights. This printed up well.

Also I did a black and white pigment ink print, onto 300gsm smooth cotton, Saunders Waterford, watercolour paper; and then added some Inktense colour washes, and a little graphite pencil – as seen below. Sorry about the slight blur from taking a photo of it at night. Though it does show the overall softness of it, which I was pleased to achieve.

I usually complete the original as well, and like how it becomes a sort of catylyst for further artworks.Print of a woman’s face

Thanks for visiting!

Ink Pen Drawings in an Art App, on Paper, and a Process Video

Drawing of a woman’s face
A quick sketch, with my finger, using the ink pen in the “Sketches” app. With some freehand tonal work, and a little more linework added in the “Procreate” app, using the ”Gesinski” ink and the “Flat Marker”.

It’s not long before I return to drawing a woman’s face; a favourite subject matter since my youth. I share more about it here.

The ink pen in the Sketches (Tayasui) app, has a lovely inky feel. I also did a copy of it on paper, using a “Uni-ball”, and “Artline Calligraphy” ink pen.

Drawing of a woman’s face
Uni-ball, Artline Calligraphy pen, and tonal work with washes from a black Inktense block. Accidentally put a blue watercolour wash on the hair.

Another ink pen and wash drawing below. *To enlarge the images, please tap on one of them.

A quick video of adding colour, using the “Charcoal block” freehand in the “Procreate” app.

Have a great day!

Flower Friends

Woman with FlowersWatercolour, gouache, Inktense pencil, and graphite pencil, on Art Spectrum, textured A4 “Draw and Wash” paper.

Day 30 of the World Watercolour Month challenge.

Began with an idea, and a quick trip around the paper with a black Inktense paper. Then brushed on washes of watercolour, and a little white gouache – mostly on the face. Added touches of graphite pencil here and there.

Knowing I can bring in some white gouache to tame my lines helps me relax with the initial sketch.

Ah, lots of line work; back to comfortable territory! This technique is probably how I like to mostly work; with visits to other ways in between.

Back tomorrow with the last watercolour of the challenge!

Cheerio, till then.

Always

Woman’s faceWatercolour and gouache, on 5”x 7” Strathmore hot pressed 300gsm paper.

Day 23 of the World Watercolour Month challenge.

I began with a wash of reddish orange watercolour and an idea, and followed it along….

I managed to keep the washes fairly loose (yay!); and as I wanted a soft painterly look, I didn’t use an under drawing, or any pencil at all, just the tip of the brushes. I used white gouache with watercolour to make the skin colours.

In general I was pleased how it turned out, but now I can see little marks on the face (and elsewhere!) that I’d like to change.

Part of what I find challenging, about this challenge, is before sharing a painting online, there isn’t time to rest it, so as to see where you may want to make some final alterations. However, it does help prevent me from overworking something, which I’m prone to do.

Cheerio, till tomorrow, and yet another painting!