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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.

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