What you'll need
1 bottle
Ink - Sumi Ink, India Ink Or Artists Acrylic Ink
1pad
Watercolor Paper
3 minimum, including large, medium, and small sizes
Watercolor Brushes
1
Water Container
1
Palette: Watercolor palette Or Tupperware Lid
1 roll
Optional: Artists Masking Tape
2 sheets
Paper Towels
1
Optional: Liner Watercolor Brush
1 or 2
Optional: Calligraphy/ink Pens
Essential Materials: ink, water, palette, paper towels,watercolor paper, sm. med. and large brushes.
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Optional Materials: calligraphy pens, liner brush, more brush sizes, pencils, and artist tape.
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On a blank sheet of paper, test out each of your tools. Notice how ink spreads in already wet areas.
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Let’s break that down. First, drop ink onto your palette.
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Try out your large, medium and small brushes. Add water to your brush then dip them in your ink.
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If you’re using them, test your liner and calligraphy pen. Both make long, narrow lines.
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Try making a puddle of water with your large brush, then adding high concentration ink to it.
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Now we are ready to paint! First, choose a subject, or use your imagination! I’ll use this portrait.
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If you want, lightly sketch out or transfer your image.
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Optional: mask edges of paper with tape. This will make your final image look tidy with clean edges.
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With your larger brushes, block in major areas of shadow. Dilute ink using water and your palette.
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Let dry. Use smaller brushes, liner, and/or calligraphy pen to add details and deepen shadows.
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If you want to, use your big brush to re-wet some areas and add ink to allow it to spread.
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Add final details
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Let dry, remove tape, and admire your work!
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