Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a haunted ink wash

Lady of Cedar Canyon - finish
 here's another ink wash painting - Lady of Cedar Canyon - black ink on yupo paper.  See the image below for the start - making marks, saw this ghostly figure standing in front of an abandoned house, and painted and erased into the marks.
the start - making marks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

more ink!

Zati- finish
 ..another ink wash painting "Zati" on yupo paper using black ink, water, alcohol, brush, spatula, and rake/comb. See the image below for a pic of the start.  Having a lot of fun with these!

(this ink wash drawing is sold)
Zati- start

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

an ink wash face metamorphosis

...this face emerged very much like finding things in the clouds, for sure, but more like watching a high-speed timelapse video of cloud formations or like looking at things under a microscope. It's really neat to watch the washes of ink react to the water and alcohol and move around on the surface for a bit before settling into the yupo paper.

Friday, October 17, 2014

another one for Inktober

ink washes and graphite - finish
...more experimenting with ink washes. Making marks with black ink and water on yupo paper - using a spatula and alcohol too - found the figure in the marks, and drew into it with graphite. (See the image below for what the marks looked like before I drew the figure).  It started as a mark-making experiment, and then I saw the figure in that shape.  I drew into the abstract with graphite to extract the figure from the abstract, and drew the lights in the figure with an eraser. 
mark-making with ink washes - start

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a few Inktober sketches

ballpoint pen on watercolor paper
Inktober is the month of ink drawing.  Here are a few ballpoint pen drawings and one ink wash sketch.  I've been having fun experimenting with ink washes and will post more of those soon too.
ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

ink washes using black and white ink on watercolor paper

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Painting on a Planchette

Did this little painting on a planchette for a Ouija Board Art Show at Remington Tattoo.  :O

this painting is sold