|Sketch on Multi media paper (about 4 x 5")|
Sumi ink and watercolor
I wanted to see if quick sketches were really possible with a dip pen (like Danny Gregory does). I had some black Sumi ink. It really works nicely on the multi-media paper which is quite smooth (not Bristol smooth) but close.
The think I didn't realize was that Sumi ink is not waterproof. Huh? I guess I had never painted over it. Of course it started bleeding out. Blah! So India Ink would be much much better, of course. But I don't have any at the moment. But the point was using the dip pen and I did like it. Very easy to work with and light in the hand.
Not good for portable work...no one wants to carry around a bottle of ink! But just for sketching your coffee mug, muffin and yogurt in the morning..works great. I used acrylic ink for the muffin (all I had was sepia for that) and I didn't like it as well. It is too watery. But it is waterproof.
You can view Danny doing his here.