Sunday, August 8, 2010

Using Colored Inks

Since I have been engaging in doing work with a fair amount of color, and others have, in their own manner, joined in with working with color, questions have been raised regarding what book can be found to aid in using these inks to their best in rendering a work in color...   to the best of my knowledge, the only ink book which in any way deals with colored inks, and only in a small manner, is Jos. Smith's The Pen & Ink Book, which came out in 1992, a rather distant time from now in that there has been so much more regarding color ink materials to explore and use...   for the time being, am referring only to using ink, not a mixing of acrylics or watercolors with ink [which, actually, would make it 'mixed media', not ink painting]...   

For myself, much of my understanding of the colored inks and how to apply them stem from my years of using acrylics, working from the tubes, and diluting with water, glazing these thinned washes over each other to create new colors and shadings from the overlays - much in the manner that Maxfield Parrish did with his oils in the early part of the 20th century...  as such, if it has helped, these WIP's given are my means of showing possibilities of color usage, as well as demos of how to work texture with the black ink itself...   perhaps some day there will be a book devoted to detailed examplings of how to make the most of combining and mixing colors, what can best achieve  whatever is desired, and so on...  but for now, it is largely each one to her/himself, and passing on the knowledge of discovery - hopefully in this Society's blog, but anywhere would be good, as long as it is passed so others can work with the ideas and add further...

[and indeed, 'Rendering in the Grand Manner' is a book sorts of in progress, with the idea of exploring using pen and ink in a fine art manner, especially with large renderings in mind - just as those in oils and acrylics, and yes in colored pencils, have done and do - and with the emphasis on theming and imaginating..]

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