Thursday, August 27, 2009
Testing out the Japanese brush pen again. I love the texture of the Canson watercolor paper. I found it sold in a big bulk of looseleaf sheets in a craft shop with an art section. I've never even seen this in the regular art stores I go to. They usually just have the watercolor blocks, not loose sheets. I'm less afraid to make mistakes on it since I have so much of it.
I was thinking of the artist, De Grazia, when I was creating these and how he sort of treated the body and clothing as one big mass. I used my Japanese brush pen again. I still can't get the ink to flow. I have to keep dipping it in water which dilutes the ink and I get a gray color instead of black.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Testing out my Japanese brush pen with some added watercolors. I like the texture of the Canson watercolor paper. I did these while watching Project Runway which is quite entertaining. I don't know if something is wrong with my pen or if the ink is old, but the ink never seems to flow well. I just changed the cartridge, but I've had the cartridges for a few years now. The brush tip is a brand new sable one, so I don't know what the problem is.