Thursday, May 27, 2010

Artistic Polar Bear Challenge: 100 Ways in 100 Days. #11: Ink on Illustration Board

The next stop on our whirlwind cavalcade of black and white media is Koh-I-Noor black drawing ink brushed on plain old illustration board.  This is the first of what will be a few experiments on grounds and substrates.

Ink Bear on Plain Board

Forgive the photograph, I don't know why it developed a green tint somewhere between my camera and the computer screen.  Anyway, the illustration board didn't absorb the watery ink as quickly as I thought it would, but it didn't stay wet long either.  It was just enough time to work it a bit before it soaked in.  The ink bloomed a little when I went back over areas to darken them, but the effect was one of those 'happy accidents' that added a bit of character.


debwardart said...

A friend has done some b/w with Pelikan ink - it separated into pinks and yellow and greens! Then she did one with walnut ink - they both were gorgeous. Don't mean to be pushy, just an idea for different inks after different substrates?
Filled With Anticipation of Image #12

Lisa Walsh said...

Dear Filled with Anticipation,

Your fabulous suggestion will be considered for inclusion in the list of 100, particularly because there are openings on the list that need to be filled with imaginative ideas. Perhaps Pelikan Ink on Yupo? One can just imagine the possibilities. Thank you for your interest and your artistic inspiration.

Filled With Hot Air