Tag Archives: Diamine Ink

Inktober 29, TWSBI Pink again!

I guess it is okay that I sketched the shocking pink TWSBI twice (first one right) — This time I also sketched the J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink bottle. This was one of my first bottle purchases, bought totally because of … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 3

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 2

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 1

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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Pink and Orange Posies

New Nostalgie Journal… at the new moon I played with pen and a wet brush and moved the Nemosine inks around… After they dried I added watercolor to deepen. Made up flowers are posies!  I try to do SOMETHING daily! … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 8, Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are on my mind; my mom loves them and the post cards cheer her! I made these to send to her. This one was watercolors and Platinum Lavender ink, which runs just a little when touched with water. This … 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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Nostalgie Book 2017

I did more experimentation in this book than any other to date. I also went back to my 40-year-old habit of writing and sketching… Been doing that since boring architectural history classes. I am sorry but had to leave a … Continue reading

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Abstract Word Four

More words…. Fluid Cold Press papers, shellac, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine ink (blue), Golden acrylics.         ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart. ☾ As my Patreon supporter, you will have access to some … Continue reading

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Using up my Falling-apart Pentallic

Pentalic replaced this falling apart journal, and I am trying to get through it because it continues to break open at new places.  I want the new year to be free of breaking journals! Middle of the night QUICK sketches… … Continue reading

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Tools: Grey Inks for Grisaille

“Grisaille (/ɡrᵻˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrᵻˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a term for a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour… A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, [or] as underpainting … working … Continue reading

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Karla’s Chair after Treatment

Shared the before picture of Sammy on Karla’s chair yesterday… We (MPF Conservation) took the lovely old chair apart, repaired the frame joints, rebuilt the innards using the original parts, and reupholstered it in the loveliest fabric. Sammy was not … Continue reading

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VSW: “Red” Barn

An image from the Virtual Sketchwalk group (gads I cannot remember whose someone remind me and I will correct) done in mostly ink.  I tried to work wet-on-wet with the inks, so they moved a bit… I pulled the inks … Continue reading

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San Louis Obispo Wine Fields

Another “urban” sketch of wine fields around the central California area. I created a loose pencil sketch, and came in hard with pencil for shadow in the vineyards. No pen work. I was able to use my new KWZ Foggy … Continue reading

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Boyd’s Beach, 1

Randy Boyd is letting me use some of his Laguna Beach *home home home* images for Inktober. It started out okay, then I tried adding colored inks to it. For some reason they got darker and more *aaack* until I … Continue reading

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Elephant Tea Pot

Another experiment… Very very fast teapot sketch, middle-of-the-night. Covered the sketch in water and dropped ink samples onto it. Inktober is all about experimenting. I think maybe it is time to stop the mad scientist.  What do you think? Fluid … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4

Shunyata… Buddha. Sacred tobacco roll and broken Buddha head (we set his head on our altar — he was a garden Buddha who disintegrated!) Jai Jai Ganapati (crazy or annoyed??? WILD EYED!) Mei Fa Buddha Style! Annoyed Cat Buddha! Just … Continue reading

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Summer Veggies

Okay, despite my annoyance with Pentalic Aqua journals, it is what I have until sixty pages are used up!  (I will tell you if my bugging them a second time  gets their attention! While I am working on the pieces … Continue reading

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