Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Navigating Inks

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.
All done...
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.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Stacy. I love how soft the colors turned out.

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  2. OMG! I love it! It looks like it's done on old parchment paper! Love the piece in the post prior to this one, too!

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  3. It's wonderful, Stacy! Such an original look, as Lynn said, like it's on old parchment.

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  4. It's wonderful to be able to follow your process. I love the feel of this piece.

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