Friday, May 11, 2012

The Old Draper House in Sidney, Iowa

Watercolor


Ink wash

Line art
Sketching in the sun

2 comments:

tutto a posto said...

I love your work and was impressed with this post showing the line drawing to the finished watercolor. I was considering trying an ink wash and looked up what to mix the india ink with and saw different solutions. How to you make an ink wash? Also, will this wash destroy brushes? Thank you.

Steve Reddy said...

Thanks. I put just a few drops of India Ink in a small jar of water. It's VERY diluted so I can build up the darks slowly and controlled. I've been using the same Utrecht brushes for a year now with no harm.
Good luck!