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Pen & Ink

Postby Bob1298 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:48 pm

Pen & Ink done with dip pen in pointillism style. This was a series of 6 done as miniatures
(3 x 5) Got Honorable Mention but more important they all sold. One thing I don't understand why the dots look so much larger when scanned than the actual art work???
Maybe someone could answer that for me. Comments and critique always welcome
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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Laurene » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:24 am

Oh boy, did you ever strike a chord with me Bob. I'm a HUGE fan of pen and ink. I've used pointillism to fade out edges but I have to admit it requires a little more patience than I have LOL! These are wonderful!

Unless someone has tried this, they may think that it's easy to just put down a series of dots and have it look good. Not so!! You have to keep control otherwise those dots become hooks and little lines and pretty soon it all starts to look pretty messy. Love these Bob! Can I ask you what brand of coloured ink you used? The colours are really vibrant.

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Bob1298 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:43 am

Thank you for the kind comment, the ink is Martins Bombay. It was a fun project, and a nice change of pace. But as you note...best to have a steady hand and lots of patience.

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Laurene » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:28 am

Thanks for the info Bob. I never used coloured inks, except for sepia because I love that look. After seeing these I'll have to give them a try sometime. Have you ever used them as washes?

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Bob1298 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:41 am

I use them instead of watercolor, more vibrant

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Laurene » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:52 am

Yes, I've seen that. Bev experimented with them lately and created beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing these!

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby kennyc » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:49 pm

Nice.
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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Bob1298 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:21 am

kennyc wrote:Nice.

Thanks :lol:

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Re: Pen & Ink

Postby Bev » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:02 am

I really like the subtle colour the dots produce and as Laurene says pointillism is definitely NOT easy. I used to do a lot of it in the past , but found my patience was wearing thin and I haven't done any now for a very long time, although I do keep promising myself that I will get round to it again, never thought of using colour though. Love these and not surprised they sold!

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