Time to try some bottled inks and give my traditional brushes a quick workout.
The droppers in the bottle caps made it really easy to dispense the ink neatly into the porcelain plates after shaking the bottles.
The Liquitex Carbon Black ink was quite fluid and seemed to remain liquid longer in this small porcelain ball with a narrower bottom. The Bombay India ink dried quicker in the flat extended round porcelain plate.Drawn with a Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II round 4 brush on Strathmore watercolor card.Drawn with a Trekell Kolinsky 7000 round 3 brush on the other side of the Strathmore watercolor card.
Drawn with a Winsor & Newton Series 250 Pure Squirrel Pointed Mop Quill 0 brush. I really do not tend to use this particular brush often since it can be hard to control to draw finer details, but I got a few for a buck each on clearance a while back so might as well get some use out of them while testing new materials.
Colored with Daniel Smith watercolor sticks.
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Black India Ink and Liquitex Acrylic Ink sample sketches drawn with a Blick Economy Sable round 3 brush on poster board.
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer aquarelle sticks applied like conventional crayons over the dried ink outlines.
After blending the dry aquarelle stick marks with some water.
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Black India Ink and Liquitex Acrylic Ink sample sketches drawn with a Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II round 4 brush on smooth Canson bristol.
Colored with Daniel Smith watercolor sticks and Faber Castell Albrecht Durer aquarelle sticks.
Both inks dried quickly and became water resistant on the different papers tested. Thus they were easily colored with watercolors without smudging the black outlines. Their dropper-stopper glass bottles made them quite convenient and easy to use by making a small pool of ink on porcelain plates for easier brush loading. The dried ink washed off completely from the porcelain plates with just soap and water. The Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Black India Ink dried darker and faster than the Liquitex Acrylic Carbon Black Ink. Worth trying.
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