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Paintingover life drawings with Indian Ink part 2 on Artiful painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

Painting over life drawings with India Ink- part 2

In the last post, I was painting over life drawings with India ink and clear gesso with watercolor crayons.

You can see that post here: Painting over life drawings with India Ink- part 1

There are many variations you can try with these techniques, here are a few:

 

You can use white ink for highlights and India ink for dark areas:

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You will need:

  • A drawing on white paper
  • India Ink
  • A few brushes
  • clear gesso (I used Liquitex)
  • white ink

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Start by mixing a medium tone of grey with the Indian ink.

 

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Then apply it with big gestural strokes on the paper.

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You can also add a few drips if you want to.img_8597s

Let everything dry, you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process being careful not to make the drips move.img_4369s

The drawing at this stage

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When the ink is dry, you can apply a thin layer of clear gesso. The gesso looks milky when wet but will dry transparent. Let dry

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Now you can work on the new gessoed surface and go over some of the shading with India Ink.

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You can go over the same area a few times to make it darker.
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You can go over the highlights with white ink

You can also use colored pencils on top of India Ink:

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Regular colored pencils are also working great on top of clear gesso.img_8613s

Here I started by darkening a few areas in the shade.img_8616s

I went over the contours with a black colored pencilimg_8618s

Added a few highlights with a white colored pencils.img_4379s

The finished drawing.

 

You can layer India ink on top of your India Ink wash

img_8635sYou can also use a wash of India Ink that is just a bit darker than the background.

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Go over the shade areas with the light wash of India Ink.

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You can go several times on the same area to make it darker

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The finished painting

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The finished painting

 

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  • Caroline February 28, 2017, 2:31 pm

    I had problems too so right clicked on the link and told it to open in another page, that worked fine. I have had similar problems on other websites for the last few weeks so its either an update to windows or an update to my browser.

  • Diane February 21, 2017, 9:38 am

    cannot get to ‘Painting over life drawings with India Ink- part 1’ no matter how i go. clicked on all paths and did search. help please.

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