Ink pen, Inktense block washes, some pencil work, and gouache – on A4 Quill Kraft paper.
I’ve also printed this picture in pigment ink, with my inkjet printer, on A3 Canson 220gsm paper. And applied some coloured pencil to it.
Thoroughly enjoyed Inktober, and the opportunity to use lots of line work. Not that I need need an excuse to do that!..as I often use lots of lines in my work/play.
Though I draw most days, I didn’t do an ink drawing and post it everyday, as I found it quite demanding doing that when participating in the “WorldWatercolourMonth” challenge.
Below are some inky works I did this month, including one using the ink in the Zen Brush 2 app, and in the Sketches app, which also includes some of it’s paint media – glad digital ink could be included in Inktober. *To enlarge the images, and read the captions, please tap on one of them.
Used ink and the eraser in the Zen Brush 2 app, on Japanese paper 2. This app has a lovely, varied selection of papers to choose from.
Ink pen and inktense block washes, in my sketchbook, while up at our local recreational reserve.
Ink pen, watercolour and Inktense block washes.
Ink pen, black inktense wash, and watercolour, on watercolour paper.
Ink pen, Inktense block washes, and white pencil and gouache – on kraft paper.
This is ink pen with watercolour, and a bit of gouache. Though I’ve turned it to black and white. Will print it and add colour with a lighter hand!
A fun sketch in the Sketches app. Ink pen and paint.
Pencil, then ink pen and some gouache, of some beautiful roses my friend gave me. Overworked it a bit! Not too pleased with the composition.
I’ll probably print some of these as well…and perhaps add some more media in an art app along the way, and/or traditional media to the print – and on it goes. Good fun!
Ink pen with Inktense block washes, watercolour and a little pencil work; on A5 watercolour paper. Border was put on in the Book Creator app. Available as an art print here.
At the last minute, I drew in a vertical black line at the back on the left; then I felt happier with the composition. Things still tilt a bit far to the right, but the folds of the curtains help bring it back around…
Pears are another favourite subject matter of mine; these are sitting, in a shallow dish on our dining table. I usually make a display of them there; as much to draw them, as to eat them. I love their shapes and colours; the way they lean into each other, and with their elegant stems arching this way and that, they appear to be enjoying a chat. Brown markings are starting to appear on their skin – I’ve been admiring them a little too long…
This link here, is to post I did of iPad pear paintings – accompanied with some word play.
A quick sketch to begin.
First Inktense washes.
I began with a Uni-ball ink pen. *To enlarge the images, please tap on one of them.
When I began to add some black Inktense block washes, my brush accidentally slipped across a colour called “natural brown”, so I decided to use that as well – which created pleasant sepia tones.
It’s the “Inktober” challenge this month. However, after doing 31 watercolours, in 31 days for the “WorldWatercolourMonth” challenge, I’ve decided to partake of this challenge in a more limited way. It’s not so much the drawing and painting daily (as most days I usually do some kind of art) as the posting online in various places everyday, that can be particularly challenging!
So I’ll try to share an inky post at least once, ideally twice a week, and more if possible. *More Info on the captions.
This link, will take you to a Inktober “FAQ” page, which helps inform of the guidelines for the challenge. I was glad to see “digital” ink works are quite acceptable. I’ll do one, two, or more… ink drawings in art apps I like.
The Zen 2 app, offers particularly appealing ink brushes that, glide and swish around so easily (I use my finger, rather than a stylus) as you draw on the screen – I’ll do a drawing in that app. Although I don’t use a stylus, I’ve briefly tried the “iPad Pencil” and it was pretty amazing!
I’m likely to have a dash about with an Artline pen; the one that makes lovely washes when you run the brush over the linework. Unfortunately it’s not light fast,(unlike their new calligraphy pen) but so enjoyable to use. Sometimes, I solve the problem by scanning an Artline drawing into the iPad, and then printing it on my printer, which uses fade resistant pigment ink.
The pens I’ve used here, are fade proof and waterproof. I miss the whooshyness of the Artline pen, but adding a wash helps me enjoy them more.