Purple and green turtle in ink

This one was a bit of an experiment. I have a ring from DragonCon that’s a mix of purple and green, and it matches my Dungeons and Dragons dice. How anyone who is a Terry Pratchett fan also knows that the colour of magic is described as a greenish purple, and that the Discworld floats …

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Green turtle in ink

Liquitex ink, FW pearlescent liquid acrylic on 300gsm watercolour paper. The shell was done in turquoise, and then I did a wash of green over the body before doing the painstaking work of painting in each little circle… I had to fill in piece by piece, starting with non-adjacent circles, and then coming back to …

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Pukeko in ink

I did this for a Christmas present. It was a little rushed, and I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out. It definitely looked different in my head! I started with the pencil sketch on 300gsm watercolour paper. Quite frankly, I think it looked best like this. From here on in it went downhill. …

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Jellyfish blue

Using Liquitex ink, FW liquid acrylic, and plenty of water, I played with making some jellyfish. 300gsm watercolour paper. The finished piece, photographed on my phone. There’s a shimmer, using the FW pearlescent ink, which doesn’t scan well but can be photographed at certain angles, and is quite pretty in real life. Here is the …

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Butterfly in Orange

This one I didn’t take any progress shots of, but it’s interesting to see the difference between a photo on my camera… And the scan… Which changed the colours quite dramatically. It’s definitely more orange than yellow, but the scanner really blew out the colours. Done with liquitex ink and india ink.

Ink fish

I’m a bit behind in posting pictures. I did this fish with just blue ink and water. I was experimenting with doing panels that weren’t touching, letting them completely dry, then filling in the panels in between so I could get everything touching.  Started with a sketch on 300gsm watercolour paper.  Filled out the body …

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Ink butterfly

I quite enjoyed doing the seahorse, and I was in Warehouse Stationery looking for more ink colours when I saw the different pouring mediums and various bits for mixing with paints (I don’t pretend to know what any of these are!). I bought two – Liquitex pouring medium, and Atelier clear painting medium.  I experimented …

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