Monday, April 4, 2016

Creative Monday Challenge - Week 13

The Creative Monday Challenge for this week is to combine watercolor and ink in your painting. The two mediums work well together with the paint providing the color washes and the ink adding extra detail where needed.

I used ink to add definition to the rock in this waterfall painting, keeping my line work loose and free

A very fine point ink pen was used for the detail in this architectural piece. Sharpie or Micron pens work well and come in varying thicknesses. Whatever you use, be sure that it is waterproof - otherwise when the water and paint hit the ink it will run - been there, done that!

You can start your artwork by first drawing with the pen and then adding paint or the other way around - whatever suits you. I usually paint first, add some ink, follow up with more watercolor and so forth, until I feel like the painting is complete.

You can use your ink all over your composition or just use it in selected areas for more detail. To shade areas, you can cross hatch or just scribble until it is dark enough.

If you are new to Creative Monday I would love to have you join us. You can read more about it and get info on joining the free Facebook Group here.

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