Nero di Venere
Watercolor Ink Portrait
Hello Artists how is going over there?!
Welcome back to my channel.
Today I'm really happy to share with you, how I realised this watercolour and ink portrait of my friend Liza.
This time I used a Fountain Pen instead a traditional nib pen and an black 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.
Anyway I have used ink pen for a long time so I still love painting with that, but using a Fountain Pen save me a lot of time. I have just to think about painting, and also I don't have any issue like dry ink and lines interrupted. As you can see from the video down below I started from an Instagram story picture as reference image, uploaded from Liza, and then I made it simple with just a thin lines sketch.
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.
On top of the sketch, I added some calligraphic words, Lyrics and poem, to get a interesting final result.
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
Fountain Pen middle nib
Carbon Ink - Black ink made for Fountain Pen
Mechanical HB Pencil
M.Graham and Schmincke Watercolor Tubes
Escoda Versatil - Synthetic Kolinsky 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.