Another painting for InkTober, but this one is more simple in its design. However, it’s ALL done in drawing inks. Even the colours are drawing inks.
You can buy drawing inks from various places and from cheap as chips to a years salary. The inks I have are on the cheap as chips scale but, as you can see, if you know how to make them work for you then they’ll work for you. And, since I was, for the first time, joining in with Inktober, and wasn’t sure that I would take this form of art up as part of my crafty loves, I didn’t want to invest in expensive equipment.
The drawing inks in the above photo are the coloured inks I bought to try, and which I used for this inking. I bought this whole set of glass bottles of coloured drawing inks, 6 bottles of Black, Brown, Green, Blue, Yellow and Red, all of them in screw top bottles with an ‘eye dropper’ set into the lids, so that you can lift as much or as little ink out as you need. The whole set cost me just £6.00, and (so long as you’re in the UK) you can buy them from The Works <–Link to these inks, opens up in a new window for you.
It’s quite a thick looking ink and not the thin runny stuff you might be used to. It’s not the sort of stuff you can use in an ink pen. But you can, to some extent, manipulate it and dilute it with water a little. I would strongly suggest that if you buy some, you play with it first on some scraps of watercolour paper so that you get accustomed to how it likes you to play.
I also have some Rose Gold, Copper and Light Silver Drawing Ink, made by Ocaldo. Again, I found these as a set of three for £6.00 at The Works <– link opens in a new window for you. The link takes you to the set of three inks, but they are available as individual inks for £2.50 each. (in the search bar at The Works simply type ‘Drawing Ink’, and it should give you the various selections it has).
I used the silver for the central rod of the umbrella, and tiny touches of it for the silver bits inside the umbrella which make it hold its shape when it’s open. (I have no idea what those silvery bits are – possibly, maybe the ‘frame’ – perhaps?).
The blue of the raindrops was made using the blue from the Crawford and Black set of inks, and the pinky red of the umbrella was created using the Red from the same set.
And that’s about all there is to it. A simple little ink drawing. It was about all I could come up with as ‘inspiration’ has apparently taken a sick day.
For those who are singing the song … (and for those who like a little movie nostagia now and again) … the song and clip from the movie ….
I hope your Tuesday is or has been a truly lovely one. May the rest of your day be blessed.