Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yes! Derwent have made Inkense in Block Form.

Not even available to buy yet! I am very exited by this new product. I have wanted to use Inktense in larger washes, which is difficult with the pencils, this will hopefully solve this problem and allow the full creative possibilities of Inktense to be realised.

Read from Derwents Blog Here

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Superb view of a Kingfisher painted using Inktense on Paint my Photo

This wonderful Painting is by the Artist Bix on Paint my Photo, and was part of a challenge on the site.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Painting London via google streetview!

Whitehall London

This painting is done again using Inktense and Acrylic Ink. I started with rowney blue and burnt umber to create the basic tonality, then when dry added more color with inktense, using a range of complementary colours. Then back in again with thin mix of white acrylic to add lighter areas and highlights.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

LandscapePainting from Google Street View

Heres an idea I really got from Oggy on Paint My Photo
The new google street view has high resoloution images from a huge portion of the world. Certainly every road in the UK seems to be covered, if you haven't tried it yet, you can start by going here. This is the view I painted above. I have used another new way of working. I applied the Inktense pencil directly to the paper, then used white acrylic ink and water to 'release' the colour. Quite a magical way to work. This makes the ink become colored with the inktense.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Artist discovers Inktense.

Found this blog post of an Artist making first steps discovering the power of Inktense!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Green Valley, from a photo on 'paint my photo'

This was for the April challenge on paintmyphoto. Again a lot of layering to get the depth of color and tone. I liked the soft light in the original photo, and enhanced that to try for a magical almost fantasy painting effect. The inktense and acrylic ink work well for this.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Derwent water in Inktense

Continuing my experiments, I wanted to play with the light in this painting, using the amazing layering opportunities of inktense, combined with using the white acrylic ink colored with inktense, then more layers on that as required. Works well, you can even use the thin acrylic/inktense mix as a glaze, that is what creates the light in the clouds to the left of the painting. This is Derwent water, near the town of Keswick, home of the Derwent company that make Inktense.