Saturday, June 16, 2007
A Taste Of The Orient
15 min study from life. Pigment liner and Chinese ink.
I purchased a very affordable Chinese ink set a couple of years ago and have never used it, wrapped in a silk covered box, it has done nothing more than decorate the top shelf in my studio...Until last night!
There was something quite satisfying about rubbing the two hard surfaces together to make ink but the reasonable price tag revealed itself in the quality of the brushes which proved to be no more use than chopsticks in my hands.
I reached for a watercolour brush to accent the pen sketch of my hand, testing the small pool of liquid I had created on the black stone in my kit., then, pushing my acquaintance with this new product further, I produced the value sketch below.
15 min study using reference. Chinese ink and pencil.