Hi there, how are you?
For my birthday this year I was given some waterproof ink (so lucky). De Atramentis Document ink to be precise.
I use quink ink in my preppy fountain pen and I can get some cool washy effects with it but it leaks into the watercolour so it’s best for pen and wash or straight line work.
To test it out I drew a little newt and once the ink was dry I washed some watercolour over it. It worked no movement at all.
I found an old fountain pen; the ink inside it had dried out so it needed cleaning. (Note to self, do not take a pair of pliers to your fountain pen when trying to take the nib out! The pen still works but it didn’t do the nib any good.) I am using this for the De Atramentis ink. I now have two fountain pens to draw with hehe, I may have to sort out of my pencil-case soon before it gets too heavy to carry.
I like the look of the gray newts, they’re quite sweet. The Californian newts look more salamander-ish to me, maybe it’s the way I drew them. I like the colour of the top newt and the shadow in the bottom newt, it worked out much better than I thought it would.
I really like De Atramentis Document ink, especially for use with watercolour; I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to use.
Thanks for stopping by today. Till next time, have fun x