Friday, July 17, 2015

Entry for July 12, 2015

On the Sunday I went over to the ARC studio, and brought an 18 x 24" sheet of the heavier weight Revere multi-media paper that Aboveground sells.
Polyna was working, and this has an India ink wash underlayer with oil-based pencil on top. I felt a thinner, wider composition would be more interesting, so I masked off a band top and bottom, and I do like the effect of that `letterboxing'. The India ink allows for smoother tonal passages than the Chinese ink, which gave a little more tonal control. Also, the paper is smoother, so drawn marks on top are finer and mesh better with the washes.

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