Sunday, September 28, 2014
Well, I tried the very neat and easy black ink pens available in a wide assortment, but they gave a very uniform line. I like a bit of variety in line width. Makes things more interesting. Also, I wanted a darker black than a pen delivers. So, never one to take the easy route, I decided against using a standard pen.
After rummaging around in my fairly cluttered art room, I found my India ink and ink pen. Nice very dark black line in varying widths. I like it. But, it does create a degree of, um. . . technical failure. Like blotting or splattering. Really annoying when it happens on one of the last strokes to a painting which means it is put in the rejects pile and I start again.
So each piece is truly an original. Right down to the personality delivered by that pen.