Posts Tagged ‘j herbin ink’
Friday, November 6th, 2015
This bat is so cute and fluffy, you just want to hug her to bits! Her lovely wings contain a mix of two fancy inks with a bit of gold sparkle in their depths, adding a beautiful sheen to the adorableness. It’s as if she went flying through some pollen, and it only stuck to her wings and ears.
The background is still faintly scented of violets from the ink used to create the twilight she’s flying through, but it’s fading pretty fast. The apartment smelled like a packet of Choward’s violet pastilles for awhile there, though.
Where do you need to be a bit batty in your life?
Twilight Bat, 6″x4″ pen & ink and ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the shimmer of gold dust from the special edition ink in the bat’s wings. Below, you can see him in a frame, just waiting to fly to a new roost.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Hexagons the beautiful amber of good honey and brush-painted bees make a gorgeous composition in this ink art.
Bees are awesome, and these beauties are a delightfully illustrative example of their type. This richly colored art would add a wonderful warmth to any room.
Bees, 6″x6″ pen & ink and ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see a close-up of the lower right bee, just buzzing their way through life. Below, the bees are in a temporary frame, just waiting to move into their permanent hive.
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Emerald of Chivor. Poussiere de Lune. Gris Nuage. These beautiful inks have intriguing names that just ask to be brought out of their bottles and onto the page.
This octopus looks like he’s reciting something equally eloquent, perhaps a Shakespearean soliloquy or Poe poem. He’s drifting through the brilliant blue waters, thinking deep thoughts.
Or craving fish.
One of those.
Octopus Ink, 8″x8″ ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the rich interplay of colors, and the pop of gold in the octopus’ eye. Below, he’s hanging out in a frame, waiting to swim to his new home.
Alas, poor Nemo! I knew him, Doratio.
Monday, June 8th, 2015
A dark storm moves in the shadows of this loosely-painted city, sparkling with contained electricity.
J. Herbin’s lovely anniversary ink, Stormy Grey, gives some really gorgeous depth with its gold highlights and dark, layered greys.
I mostly stuck to more traditional city buildings this time around, brush and ink creating the suggestions of windows and towers against the pale page of the sky. I did include the Gherkin building from London, because it’s just really fun to paint. I put it in a lot of my cities!
Storm/City, 6″x4″ J. Herbin ink on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the gold catching the light against the dark grey of stormclouds in the shadows. Below, the piece is tucked into a tiny frame, a tempest in a teapot.
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