I’m a 75% pen and ink and 25% ‘whatever goes’ artist.
While a lot of it is experimental- as in, I don’t know what will happen if I use ‘X’ in situation ‘Y’- I do have some favorite combinations to achieve maximum range of gray values.
☑️☑️☑️ 1)Use a thin layer of paint on top of inked areas as a translucent layer and draw on top. *warning! spray inked areas with fixative spray before this. ‘Waterproof’ ink isn’t always reliable.
2)muji pens don’t work very well on painted surfaces, BUT, use it as a shading tool. Have you ever used a sort of dried out micron before? It might not make perfect lines, but the faded out nature of it is useful on lighter areas for minimal shading.
3)muji pens are not waterproof, doesn’t mean you can’t use it with water. Ever used watercolor pencils before? The same concept.
4)microns have one of the darker blacks out of the many pens you can buy. To add that extra detail, use microns to add the darkest details or to clean murky gray areas.
5)for bottled inks, set aside many variations of dilutions to get the most control and range of grays.
6)color pencils work great on top of ink washes. Use them to bring back some lighter areas. Not very good for the precise highlights- use paint for that. *if you want to draw on top of color pencil, either spray fixative or use a dip pen
Were these helpful? Or something y’all already know? Let me know! 😘
Commission for @chelseagracei 🌻🌿 It's her badass oc London :D been a big fan of her work for a long time now so I was really happy when she wanted to commission me. It's the first "Tiny Inky" commission I've done, not sure yet if I should make these a regular thing, since most past/liked commissions have been full-color, but inking is also so much fun :) Minimalistic black and white stuff is still a personal fav 🙆 I feel like ink is really "me" lol 🙈 ...
And they don't stop coming... 🙆🌿 Which of the past few witches would you like to see as a print?? ...
• ROCK & ROLL • 🎸
There aren't many times I can describe my profession as rock & roll but with this new design I'm making the most of it. 🤟
This a prototype of a new ink pot holder which allows you to dip when it's full and also when it's a little less so. I'd love to know what you think. ---
In hindsight it's probably more rock than roll. I'll have to keep striving for the Elvis of my products. ...
Atlantis Oblique Calligraphy pen unique, one of a kind creation!
Heirloom quality for serious calligrapher.
Proper flange alignment with an ergonomic design and
an indentation for the index finger.
Decorative, balanced and smooth, using a multi-stage finishing process,
for a perfect feel and weight, to enhance your calligraphy and writing skills.
Each as original as the calligrapher!
Each pen comes with a Zebra G nib already inserted. Layaway avail. thru website; otherwise you can get this in my Etsy shop or website. 😉 ...