I've done these in my normal A5 sketchbook, I know it's not the right kind of paper but I didnt want to break out my expensive watercolour paper for just playing around. I really should get a watercolour sketchbook but untill then this will have to do.
Im using Winsor & Newton sketches pocket box.
I saw a tutorial for putting salt on for a nice effect. I think it would look a lot better if I had used rock salt. I soaked up a bit too much of the paint up.
This got me thinking, I wonder if I can do the same with inks? I used my Winsor & Newton drawing inks. I tried the salt too but I didnt work the same.
I wanted to try out these effects on a real picture. The watercolours make much softer effect and blend together easily, I really like the blue one. The inks on the right come out much more vibrant than the watercolours. The white spots are gel pen.
I've really enoyed playing about with these, I much prefer using the watercolour pans than when I've tried the tube paints in the past. I want to do lots more experimenting now!
See you next week.