Tag Archives: #birminghaminks

True Blue Buddha

One more, because I love this statue so much, using PenBBS with Robert Oster True Blue ink. I think my first Buddha, below, is full of the passion I was experiencing that night after watching videos of protesters in our … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australian Sky Buddha

My sketchbook is about exploring, and I wasn’t completely happy with my first Buddha. I tried another using TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue ink. This is a Buddha-of-the-Sky!  What do you think? I call him Buddhaball … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Posies #notinkober

Ink drawing with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink, L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Jaune ink, Sailor MO Tangerine ink, L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Vert ink,  Troublemaker Sea Glass ink. To … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, ink painting, pen & ink | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Full Moon #notinkober

Full Moon…. Two inks…. Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink and a whole lotta water in the center: Letting ink do what it will. Robert Oster Green at Night ink to create the trees in front of the moon. On this strange … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, ink painting, pen & ink | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, drawing, ink painting, journal, memory, pen & ink, portrait, sketchbook, virtual sketching, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kinktober 2020

This year, I am not doing Inktober, but KINKtober, which is both because 2020 is a truly crap year, and that is my initial in front of inktober… but then I saw the company I would be in and it … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sketchpack Project 2020, 22-31

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. the third post, here;  below, my completion. Saturday when no one intrudes.  Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sketchpack Project 2020, 12-21

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. In the second post I talked about overwhelm and upset, and finally working through it.  These images … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in art journal, color, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, waterbrush, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sketchpack Project 2020, 9-11

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the previous post go here. Continuing, and I was thrown a bit this week…. My friends lift my heart, and many are overseas.  So many in Austrailia! … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Sketchpack Project 2020, 1-8

I am again participating in the Sketchpack Project this year. I chose a theme of “Emotional Body.” Why Emotional Body? Because the mind-heart connection is important to physical health, and certainly ours in the USA, and also the world, is … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Grey Inks: Day Two of One Week 100 People 2020

I’ve always loved greys in their many forms, but grey inks hold a special fascination for me especially as I play with them with a waterbrush. Blue-greys, purple greys, green-greys leaning into muted greyed browns. Grey inks are better than … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inky Thots: Birmingham Green Weenie

I was lucky enough to get a couple more Slag Greys before Nick and Josh announced their new line — and picked up some Bob Prince Green Weenie.  If you are inclined, they have a few more bottles of older … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, journal, memory, pen & ink, sketchbook, urban sketchers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VSW: Egypt, 2 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun

View of the Mosque of Ahmad ibn TulunM from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  Mostly inks, Taccia Kuro and Birmingham Horus Wagner Infield Brown. The inks moved into each other and did all kind of strange separations in the shadow. … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, landscape, pen & ink, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

USK: Sky at New Seasons Cedar Hills

Mitchell went to the dentist and I sat and had coffee at New Seasons before shopping.  The sky was talking to me: the calm before the downpour! I am sad about Birmingham not making Tarnished Nickel ink any more and … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, journal, memory, pen & ink, sketchbook, urban sketchers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy New Year of the Metal Rat!

YEAR OF THE METAL RAT! New decade, and the beginning of the Chinese Zodiac! Ink painting and notes in my new Hahnemühle 1584 Journal! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Word Art: Trump

I’ve been playing with words in inks, layered into an abstract piece. moved by water and letting it go where it will. I’ll tell you a bit more about it as I move into it, but for now… The words … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, pen & ink, sketchbook, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments