Inktastic

As of this week my newest artwork is underway. The others that I am still in the midst of have been placed on the back burner (metaphorically speaking of course) until I can find some refreshed enthusiasm for them.

It started, like always, with a sketch and a canvas. I then attached some glossy paper on top to allow the next layer of ink to run more freely. In future, I think I will start using boards more often as the texture from the canvas tends to be more of a hinderance than a beautiful effect that I wish to keep.

The first layer involved an application of colour through ink. I’ve used plain drawing ink as well as mica pigmented spray inks to give a tattered overall look, but also a sparkly element. This work will be mainly white when completed so the only colour showing will be from this layer.

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I’m going to purchase some more inks e.g. blues, greens, silver to build up the tone that I’m aiming for. Basically, I’m aiming for a ‘Winter’ feel. This work will be about coldness and beauty.

On another note, earlier in the week I took a few photographs outside on a creepy moonlit night. I’ve now got it into my head that I need to go outside on a clear evening equipped with my camera and tripod to get some new outdoor photographs of the night sky. Night time photography… there’s some new territory for me! Any helpful hints!?

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