As a follow up to my recent post where I shared the story of my red lines, and because I have recently received a box of all the new De Atramentis Document Inks I thought I would try using red ink for guidelines.
Hmmm, an interesting experiment and it has got me thinking ‘is it the medium or the colour that makes it suitable for setup lines?’ This is particularly the case when I use raw sienna coloured ink. I am just posing the question at the moment as I don’t have the answer. I am also asking myself ‘if I am alternating between line and colour are the first marks setup or just part of the process?’
I am in the middle of cleaning out some of my unused pens and loading them up with ink… I can’t wait to start drawing with them. Somehow, having an unlimited range of BEAUTIFUL permanent ink colours has opened up the door to many new possibilities. Hopefully during the Xmas/ New Year week when I hope to sneak a few days break I can start exploring these.