An abstract using acrylic ink and watercolour (burnt umber and burnt sepia) for the last day of Inktober. Phew! I had loads of fun but feel somewhat exhausted and am tempted to take a week long break but knowing me I’ll only make it a day at most away from painting. (I’m already thinking of that waterfall abstract that I haven’t had time to work on…). Lol we’ll see.
I had to work so hard on this, I spent a good while drawing and erasing in pencil and lost most of the movement I had planned. I seem to have back-tracked in my drawing abilities somehow lol. Some days are just tougher than others to get things right, I guess, but suprisingly I wasn’t feeling frustrated. It felt good taking the time on it.
I don’t feel anxious about putting more effort and time into a painting lately – even if it doesn’t turn out great – I’m finding my mind soaks in the learning a bit better as well. Lets hope it sticks. =^_^=
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I’m enjoying outlining with the white pen in the end, it’s a nice little satisfying finishing touch.
I had to take a camera shot of this sketch which edited on Instagram before coming here. So its not a spot on accurate picture. But its basically in black so no big deal.I will be adding colour to it at some point when I get time to go back into it (and a few others).
Anyway still playing around with the ink filled aquabrush and having fun. I’m enjoying starting with the hair and making it up as I go along.
I’m still experimenting with acrylic ink, watercolour, fineliner and a little acrylic paint as well. I’m also looking for any excuse to use that gold pen too if you can tell by the eyes and the stars (my camera didn’t pick it up well enough).
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Following yesterdays technique I went in with acrylic ink first, framing a general outline with the hair and taking it from there. I had to be quicker today since time kept getting away from me and found myself with very little to do much with. But I’d say its okay considering how bad it could’ve turned out.
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P.S.: My mobile app did a thing again and left this in draft status yesterday but I decided not to edit it except for this note ^_^ XO
My approach today was different – I went straight in with acrylic ink without any pencil or planning. I made a lot of blunders but kept my mind open about building it up either way and I’m so glad I did.
I didnt have any inspiration but dove in anyway and suprisingly, found it along the way. Sometimes all you need is just the first part or a small part of the painting in mind and take it from there I guess.
I used my gold ink pen that I’d forgotten all about until today for the stars! ^_^ – that was quite fun.
I used the same tools as yesterday’s doodles; farthest left used the aquash with ink+water mix, farthest right the Touch Marker and for the five in the centre I used a fineliner.
Here are some doodles I made for todays Inktober.
The first few were done in acrylic ink using the aquabrush I mentioned before that I filled with a mix of the ink with water. I was having fun with it but then I thought to try my other tools as well, on the same page. I’d already done fineliner doodles in the past but never in direct comparison on a single page.
The Touch Marker was last but just like I remembered; it bled too much on the watercolour paper. The last time I used it was when I tried it on the bleedproof paper pad I bought long ago (around the time I first got the copic markers) and it was lovely to work with on that. I’m thinking maybe its just too new and full of ink – I’m hoping after a little use it will bleed less?