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Old 04-13-2012, 07:09 AM
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India Ink question

Greetings,
Am a newbie to the world of ab for art and have a couple of stupid questions... I really like the look of the monochrome look of the ink work and plan on learning that..I was wondering if you have to make the ink transparent to get all the gray tones? If so how do you do that ( I saw a old post about 33 percent ink,33 percent water and 33 percent vodka) That might not be correct.
Second question is i will be using masonite with a white primer or white base paint will the ink stick to this surface?
Any help is greatly appreaciated....Thank You in advance
ps any threads about getting that old tintype photo look would be great also
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:10 PM
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Re: India Ink question

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Greetings,
Am a newbie to the world of ab for art and have a couple of stupid questions... I really like the look of the monochrome look of the ink work and plan on learning that..I was wondering if you have to make the ink transparent to get all the gray tones? If so how do you do that ( I saw a old post about 33 percent ink,33 percent water and 33 percent vodka) That might not be correct.
Second question is i will be using masonite with a white primer or white base paint will the ink stick to this surface?
Any help is greatly appreaciated....Thank You in advance
ps any threads about getting that old tintype photo look would be great also

You would be better off using Comart colors Transparent Smoke. http://products.danielsmith.com/smok...1142169 0.php
It is already super transparent, and if applied lightly enough can be erased to restore highlights.
These 3 paintings were done with Trans Smoke on a hard surfaces with the erasing technique No white was used except for the highlights of Phil's eyes. The only black was on the suit jacket of George.
(illustration board, many coats of Gesso and wet sanded canvas and Drum skin)






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Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: India Ink question

thinning out your paints or inks isnt the best way to increase transparancy although it doese work ,the best method is extending with a clear binder which efectivly reduces the pigment load without thinning the mix out ,then thin the mix for sprayability ,the home brew reducer with vodka is a good one although a touch of gylcerine is also usefull ,not to much though


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