Friday, April 25, 2014
I took a couple of hours or so today to just play with my alcohol inks. No planning, just playing and it was so much fun. This is the only medium I can do that with. These are the results. What do you think?
Have a great day,
Have a great day,
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today's painting, My Little Hummer was done with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, a new fav of mine.
I finally got back to my animals art class that I am taking through Karen Walker.
I basically used 2 colors, we'll kinda. Purple and green: Twilight Purple and about 3 or 4 different greens and a touch of butterscotch. Ok, so I guess that's three.
I first drew my hummingbird out on a piece of computer paper, which is my preferred paper for drawing. I then scribbled on the back of the drawing so I could trace it onto the Yupo paper.
This is where the fun begins, I started pouring on the inks starting with the purple. I really used a lot of ink and I let it lay flat most of the time, taking a brush to fill in the white spots. I also used a little blending solution In the upper left quadrant, and held the paper up for a very short time. Most of it was done wet on wet, except for the flowers in the upper right, and some extra green on the bird's back. Using my paintbrush to lift, blend and add color, a cotton ball with a little blending solution and cotton swabs to lighten areas and add flowers and a bit of Spectrum Noir markers under his chin.
With a little blending solution on my tiny brush, I traced over my drawing to lift the color and bring out the humming bird. From there I blended the lines, lifted color, added color and this is what I came up with.
Reference photo by Michael D. Utin from paintmyphoto.ning.com.
Hope you enjoyed reading about the process. Have a great day! To see my paintings that are for sale, visit my etsy shop
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Enjoy this video created by Joann Y Wheeler of some beautiful artwork from our AIART Team on Etsy! For more artwork search AIART Team on etsy.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
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