Ink and Watercolor Portrait
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Hello Artists how is going over there?!
Welcome back to my channel, and today I'm really happy to share with you, how I realised this very simple, but powerful final result, ink and watercolor portrait of my friend Eleonora.
This was one of the last time I used a nib and an ink pot.
Recently I switched to use a Fountain pen, with a different kind of final tips, and I feel more comfortable because I don't have to come back into the ink pot every minute, to carry on fresh ink, but anyway I have used ink pen for a long time so I still love painting with that.
As you can see from the video down below I started from a Instagram story reference picture uploaded from Eleonora and then I made it simple with just a thin sketch lines.
The first rough sketch was done with on HP mechanical pencil, to get a very light reference drawing, before put the ink on top, because I assuming when you add ink to the paper there is no way to correct any mistakes.
At the end of the process about ink sketch, I decided to add some watercolor, in wet on wet technique just to make the final result more vibrant and colorful.
Recap of Materials
Cold pressed Arches Watercolor Paper
Ink Nib Pen
Windsor & Newton Black Indian Ink
Mechanical HB Pencil
M.Graham and Schmincke Watercolor Tubes
Princeton Neptune - Synthetic Squirrel Pointed Brush
I will let to see the video, and the final result, and please feel free to contact me to any further details, or just to send me a question, or a commission, would be great to be in touch with you.
Thank you so much to support me and my Art.