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Dehalan
02-24-2001, 02:25 AM
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Ink on Cold Pressed 300gsm Rag
(195mm x 270mm)

This is the very first study I did in ink.
I love the innocence of this picture. Perhaps that is a contradiction to some, since it is a nude... but for me it definitely has a certain purity about it that appeals to me.

bbbilly1326
02-25-2001, 03:09 AM
Hi Dehalan,
This is beautiful. Looks like you have terrific drawing skills. Those lines are really sensuous and elegant, and the shading is very sensitive.

Did you use the ink as a wash? How does that work? I'm just starting to use pen and ink, but I haven't tried it using the wash yet.

Bill

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Bill Carroll
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Dehalan
02-25-2001, 08:44 PM
Hello Bill,

Thank you so much for your feedback http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

I got a great thrill reading it, since so far only family members and friends have seen my sketches/paintings/etc.

As to your question, yes I "think" I used the ink as a wash. I say think because I am not sure of all the terms... I just used an ice cube tray... divided little blobs of ink into it, and then added varying quantities of water, so that i would have a range of greys.

It felt very odd to me, since i only ever painted with very strong acrylic gouache. But I do like they way it allows you to play with light, in an almost tansparent way.

Dehalan

bbbilly1326
02-28-2001, 12:52 AM
Yes, that would be a wash, like doing it with watercolors. Not only is your drawing excellent, the composition and balance of light and dark is too.

I know what you mean about not having anyone see your work except non-artists. I was in the same situation before discovering this site. This site is great to get feedback, you'll get plenty of positive feedback here.
Welcome.
Bill

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Bill Carroll
"Paintings are never finished, only abandoned" (source unknown)
index.html (http://hamiltoncarroll.homestead.com)

ldallen
03-20-2001, 07:38 AM
I rarely go into anything other than the oil painting forum, but I'm glad I visited this one today. It's hard to believe this is your first pen and ink. It's really excellent.

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Les

"It takes two people to do a painting - one to do the painting - the other to kill him before he ruins it!! (source unknown)