A while back I did a sketch oAhoy there! A while back I did a pen and ink drawing of a whale in my sketchbook that I flipped past recently – and decided it was high time to add color to it. I got my fountain pen inks out to play with…and ended up painting a couple whales for cards too! These sweet little whales from Penny Black were just what I needed.
The Iroshizuku inks are beautifully intense – and reactive with bleach! So they are stronger in color while also allowing for design elements to be drawn – or oopses to be deleted – with bleach.
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I worked on Arches cold press; be sure to test out papers you’ll be using to see how they handle bleach – and of course the inks too. You can see here how nicely the bleach worked to erase the bloop near the tail. You can barely tell it’s there, and only because your nose is this close can you see any remnant at all!
Painting on top of a bleached-out area should wait til the bleach is dry and evaporated; don’t chance getting your brushes messed up with bleach!
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