Shared the before picture of Sammy on Karla’s chair yesterday…
We (MPF Conservation) took the lovely old chair apart, repaired the frame joints,
rebuilt the innards using the original parts, and reupholstered it in the loveliest fabric.
Sammy was not allowed on it after — though Karla’s snuggle in!
I penciled and inked the basic chair, and
added grisaille to begin to define the shadows,
and an undertone of Super5 Australia.
The chair is a deep beautiful color that can
range from dark blood red to pink to maroon
and has an iridescent gold running through it.
I threw down a bright ink with J.Herbin Rouge Hematite, above, and topped it with Diamine Golden Sand, which allowed it to shimmer and toned it by adding a layer of golden-brown.
And the scanned image, much more realistic!
All ink, no watercolor!
Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Lamy Al-Star
with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Fineline Masking Fluid, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink,
De Atramentis Document Brown ink, Super5 Australia & Dublin(Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe), Diamine and J.Herbin Iridescent inks.
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