Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ink and a sponge

One or the Other, 12"x12", ink

It's No.15 of 30 in this series of portraits I've been posting recently- the medium is ink on illustration board. I drew an incredibly simple geometric head with strong shadows on tracing paper, then cut a stencil from it. I applied ink with a sponge over the stencil- I expected a clean application but the tracing paper rolled up from the water and the edges became incredibly organic, which I love. I'll keep this one in the toolbox. Last was a coat of matte medium to seal it, but it pulled a bit of the ink of and brushed it over the surface.

More to come!