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10-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Hi Everyone :wave: ,
I had almost forgotten that wet canvas has a pen & ink section, here are a few entries from my sketchbooks:
Dame Judi Dench in costume:
10-08-2007, 05:58 AM
Well done Anita. It's great to see you're still doing some penwork. :clap: :thumbsup:
10-08-2007, 09:35 AM
These are fantastic, Nitsa! Thanks for remembering us, so we could enjoy them. :D
10-08-2007, 10:00 AM
Yes we are the forgotten artists, but a content lot nevertheless. Oh your work is lovely, don't forget us now.
10-08-2007, 10:01 AM
What's that red ink that washes so wonderfully?
10-08-2007, 08:27 PM
Thank YOU Monica!
It is Noodler's red/black ink... I used the same ink in all of these sketches. It washes beautifully and is fantastic to work with in my sketchbooks. I use it in a Lamy Safari fountain pen and take a waterbrush where ever I go so I can create some values instantly for quicker sketches.
I also have a Lamy filled with Noodler's Lexington Grey ink, this is a waterproof ink which is ideal for pen and wash. I like the subtle shade of the grey but if you are after black, they have that too...Bulletproof black...All inks are apparently tested and came up with very good results in all categories.
You can find links to the online retailer of both the Lamy and Noodler's inks at the end of THIS POST (http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/2007/10/weekend-noodlers.html)on my blog.
Hope that helps!:)
10-09-2007, 12:36 AM
Really nice studies, lots of character and depth.
10-09-2007, 06:22 AM
10-09-2007, 06:34 AM
I had almost forgotten that wet canvas has a pen & ink section
how is that possible? :lol:
10-09-2007, 08:49 AM
Nice sketches. When I get a chance I'll have to check out your sketchbook blog.
10-09-2007, 10:44 AM
It is Noodler's red/black ink... I used the same ink in all of these sketches. It washes beautifully and is fantastic to work with in my sketchbooks. I use it in a Lamy Safari fountain pen and take a waterbrush where ever I go so I can create some values instantly for quicker sketches.:)
Excellent! Thank you, Anita! I have Noodler's Nightshade (in a Lamy Vista!), which is a very dark red-black, and I like it very much (especially on creamy paper) but now I need to try your Red-Black too!
Question: Do you find that you have to get to the Red-Black quickly, right after you lay it down, with the waterbrush to get it to wash so wonderfully? Is it harder to wash when it has dried? Or does it stay "washable" for a while?
10-18-2007, 08:25 PM
You're welcome Jan. The ink stays washable for days, as far as I know it could be weeks/months even.
I have often ran a waterbrush over a sketch the next day or a couple of days after completing the sketch.
Hope that helps!
10-19-2007, 10:32 AM
Beautiful sketches Anita. So much life in them:clap: :clap:
Thanks for dropping by:D :wave:
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