VSW: Amsterdam 5 Not Another Windmill!


Sketchbooks are about experimenting.
It is nice when it all works,
but what about when it doesn’t?

I hadn’t much time and decided to try Anya‘s hydrangeas
in ink painting for a quick sketch and wow did not turn out…
blotchy and too dark…so went way further….

I don’t particularly
like the ground but
I decided to try layering
inks from different companies… Didn’t
turn out well..

I saturated these pages
and Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook managed to
keep up with the wet!
It made the pages buckle a bit but no bleed through… in fact, only certain inks bleed through, and they are nto inks I am fond of so ditch the ink keep the sketchbook!


Finished page…
Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be!

If I could just remove that damn ground!

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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