The idea here was to plan my 1ft square donation piece. I knew ahead of time it would be larger so I could be more choosy about where to cut the 12" square.
I drew some simple circles and part of a Compass Rose.
Next I diluted the ink and started filling in shapes.
I first drew them in light pencil; then went over them with ink.
I was particularly pleased with the orange circle's wash.
I did mask off the two main radiating arms and use a rubber stamp to put in the design there; but it didn't work as well as I would have liked so I muddied the image in greens and a shimmery off white. Next up was adding words.
Notice that big white point at the top? That was a bird I drew, but it looked bad so I painted gesso over it. Then I painted the "A". the letter looks good but background is not so that entire thing will be cropped off.
different size fonts.
maybe. I might add some large letters in between the green radiating arms. Not sure. It was a fun excersize & I keep learning new things in working with this type ink.