Category Archives: waterbrush

Process Ink Painting, Blooms

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 … Continue reading

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Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon, finished this journal. I love it when that happens… Silence for a few days, and as we’ve gathered our thoughts for how to work with this crazy Covid-19 virus, I can begin work tomorrow a bit … Continue reading

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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottles

Pilot Iroshizuku are the most beautiful bottles of any ink I’ve seen… Not as inventive as Akkerman, but stunning… Think Tiffany!  To see the ink sloshing in them is exciting! And btw, the inks are beautiful.  But more on that … Continue reading

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VSW: Sky View

A fantasy overview of conifers next to water… A quick and easy doodle of the trees, a jumble of different colored ink lines. Pentel Aquash waterbrush touching the lines lightly and not overdoing it, letting some white breathe through the … Continue reading

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New Moon

New Moon, New Journal. I love it when that happens… Parvati is starting this journal. Inked, and wouldn’t you know it after a couple years I decided to change the ink in my Metro and so she is drawn in … Continue reading

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Inktober 18, Turning Point Birthday

Mitchell always celebrates our happenings and events — As do I, never forgetting, finding ways even if money is tight! Cards from the cats (how do they get out to shop?), silly things that make each feel known to the … Continue reading

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Inktober, 6 Hari-Kitty in Terror Mode

He’s settling in nicely, but gets into terror modes, or tiger modes, where he rips through toys, cats, boxes, and gets into so much trouble… Maybe he is Trouble.  Or Terror. We’ve named him then it is not quite sticking.  … Continue reading

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Inking Striped Shirts

Seeing them hanging to dry I had to try the stripey lines!  What fun!  Drawn with an inked Pentel Aquash!  All of a sudden there is a hubbub about putting inks in waterbrushes… They sell inked waterbrushes (Pentel and Wink … Continue reading

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VSW: Flash Mob in Hartford, Connecticut

Last images of Hartford Connecticut this month. I love Flash Mobs, the surprise and delight! When  I found one in Hartford I decided to try sketching from it. Still keeping with the very fast sketches! LAST images in the Fabriano…. … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, VLOG, Gardenia

Braving another go at a video, my other first try! Lighting is better… About ink painting, shown on a Hahnemühle Post Card. Tips: I pin my postcards on a stiff board (I use the mailing envelopes from Redbubble).  I can … Continue reading

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VSW: Barcelona, 1, Looking for Gaudi

This month on our virtual walk we are looking for Antonio Gaudi… Admittedly, by the time I landed in Barcelona I was burned out on travel, and spent more time eating and shopping for boots before returning home… However, Gaudi was … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 7, Palms

A tropical island, one place I go that is my happy place… Not too hot, Pacific Ocean, breezes. Brunaille and grisaille underpainting.  Sent! Laguna Beach iconic view — from one of many photos I’ve taken over the years. Brunaille and … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 5

A second image of Randy’s Gardenia created during the video. Terry Phillips’ Morning Glories climbing her bird feeder, showing a bit of the layering process from ink to finish. Hahnemühle makes a longer post card, which I played with above. … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 2

Last month’s Every Day in May challenge, and my requiring no pencil, has a hold over in that as I am stressed and busy I continue with just a sketch of anything I pull out of the bag of images, … Continue reading

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VSW: Hahnemühle Floral Post Cards, 1

Working this months Virtual Sketchwalk (all flowering thangs) on Hahnemühle Post Cards, mostly directly in ink again, as I have no time so am doing quick sketches. Pepper trees remind me of Canoga Avenue in the San Fernando Valley, which … Continue reading

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Every Day in May: 29, Sammers

Trying to pick names for his playmates is hard; Sammy was his name pretty fast, though we tried to find a Vedic or Buddhist name for him… Sam Sammy Sammerston Sam Sam the Cat Cat Man Sammers. A good name … Continue reading

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Every Day in May: 28, STOP

A traffic sign.  To hear about journalling and architectural sketching classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Grey ink (not waterproof), red ink.       ©D. Katie Powell My images/blog posts may be reposted; please … Continue reading

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Every Day in May: 27, Something Old

Family gifts, something old, but the jade ball came in this lovely box from Firenze, Italy. I think it was a gift for graduation or a birthday. I loved the box more than the jade ball, truth be told. I … Continue reading

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