Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Black Ink

I've been watching and watching and watching James Burke's Inktober videos. Inktober is an event where artists produce a pen and ink drawing everyday for the month of October, and I think that James' work is just amazing.

Feeling inspired, I went and bought a bottle of calligraphy ink from the stationery store in Shirokiya. It was $5.

I also busted out this calligraphy brush that one of my sisters gave me.

The strength and blackness of the ink startled me at first, but I quickly learned that diluting the ink with water adjusts the tones. The softness of the brush also takes a bit of getting used to, but I like how you can get different effects by adjusting the strokes and wetness of the brush. 

All in all, it was good fun experimenting. I think that mastering this technique will probably take me a long time, but we'll see how it goes.





Honolulu Aunty said...

Velly velly nice!!!

Leslie's pics said...

Well it looks like you got the hang of it...I loooove those girls!

Susan said...

I really, really like this since I like black and gray. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love these! Especially the last one on the bottom. So talented!
- L

Kay said...

I just love seeing you experiment. You are a natural artist, Jalna.

K and S said...

you are of creative!

jalna said...

Fun too, Aunty!

Les, they're starting to become my favorite.

Susan, it was interesting trying to adjust the grays.

Thanks L. Those doll girls are the most fun.

Kay, there's so much to learn!

Thanks Kat.

Erick said...

Wow, very nice. I really like the last one with the 4 girls.