Friday, February 26, 2010

Bright Inks

orange tom

I think today I'll go and buy a set of Winsor & Newton inks so I can ink in colour. For some reason I keep seeing that in my head these days, which normally means it needs doing.

This orange cat looks off because I went from abstract ink-scribbling to figurative drawing. You can tell where I started, on the shoulder. There's something nice about that shoulder, I want to try that again...

4 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Seriously gorgeous colour! What colour is it? Always wanted to work in colour inks.

Viviane Schwarz said...

Just "orange"... the Winsor and Newton inks don't have a big range of colours, but they are very nice for dipping pens and very vibrant. And comparatively cheap!
I'd not used them for ages because they contain shellack which messes up brushes easily, and because of the limited colour range.

Normally I use Dr Martin's liquid watercolours (bigger range, not so harsh on the drawing equipment and generally awesome) - my cat books are painted in Dr Martins. But they are really rather expensive here, and I want to play around a bit, so I just went and got the full range of W&N. - Hurrah!

Jessie said...

It's so much fun to use coloured inks! My trouble is choosing which colour to use! :o)

Viviane Schwarz said...

Woo hoo! I shall try out which of my collected inks still work actually, I still have some left over from college...

I love orange!