Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water,
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook to try inkpainting a peach.
I am trying to get the hang of not always ending up with “blooms” or dark edges.
I used a small waterbrush and did not squeeze — so no excess water was released —
and gently smoothed out the edge on the darker peach above.
My model, above, Sweet Sue peaches from Bairds orchards…
I don’t know what brings us more joy, peaches or berries.
Or hot Sugar Chilies.
In a Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book, I tried again, a full sketch.
Robert Oster Peach ink for the undertones, with Robert Oster Royal Red ink as the second coats. I regret mixing Monteverde Moonstone ink with the red only because I forgot it has a bit of moonstone ground into it and that built up along the edges! Gads!
See all the dark lines at the edges? That is what I want to soften!
(If I can’t I will go with the flow and understand this is aprt of ink painting… but must try!)
I took the tiniest waterbrush, again, and did not squeeze but gently wiped the edges until the disappeared — or enough to call it done. The background was created using
Birmingham Pen Tarnished Nickel ink, which I don’t think is being made again yet!
I love Pentel Aquash waterbrushes, and buy them in the packs from Amazon.
They keep their points longer than others I’ve tried,
and the plastic screw mechanism doesn’t disintegrate quickly.
I use them for diluted ink washes, but LOVE that I don’t have to have an
open container of water in bed with me at night!
BTW, inks are harder to tame than watercolors!
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Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book,
Fineline Masking Fluid, Pentel Aquash waterbrush,
Robert Oster Peach ink, Robert Oster Royal Red ink, Monteverde Moonstone ink,
Birmingham Pen Tarnished Nickel ink, No watercolor.
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