I’ve gotten questions about how I run these tests for watercolors —
besides using the ink in a variety of situations!
I place a good amount of ink on watercolor paper, and let it dry>
I use brushes that I dedicate to ink, because it is hard to get the ink out,
and I don’t want it to mix with my watercolors.
This is Robert Oster Motor Oil, a favorite sketch ink.
After the ink dries, I imagine a rough square and place a good amount of water
into that space, but try not to touch the edges of the dry ink.
When I begin to touch the edges, I start at the left and move up,
and just touch the dry ink —
I want to see it pull down into the water on its own.
BUT, at the far right high end, I scrub the dry ink with my watercolor brush,
and may pull it down a bit to spread it out — it depends on how it is moving on its own.
I let that dry… a miracle of color!
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