Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vegetation & Ink

These are from the latter pages of my June 2016 sketchbook. I bought this sketchbook in Liege, Belgium: unsized, cream colored Lana spiral bound. It took some getting used to the absorbent paper. If you're curious about the ink used here, I'll do my best to describe it: It's a combination of a bunch of things. Really pretty bad things: dark gray fabric paint that contains mica or glitter, some sort of deep purple iridescent craft ink, dregs of some FW Hookers Green acrylic ink, dregs of whatever was in the jar before it started to run low. I diluted it more because the paper was so thirsty. Now it's nice. Kind of silvery and it never gets too dark too fast. That's where the charcoal or litho crayon comes in. Shop talk. :)

The Utility Pole
06-20-2016
ink, charcoal
Christina's Garden
06-19-2016
ink, charcoal
The Island
06-17-2016
ink, charcoal
Reid State Park, Maine
06-18-2016
ink, charcoal, colored pencil
Reid State Park, Maine
06-18-2916
ink, charcoal

1 comment:

Klaus von Mirbach said...

Rob, reading this once again this morning I remember a vacation in Italy, Toskana, when I forgot to take my drawing material with me, I made me a drawing pen from some reed and drew with a very strong expresso. I mean, I have the same fascination for selfmade inks and o9ther drawing material. Best wishes.

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