I have been playing with inks - ranger inks, fountain pen inks, and whatever inks I had that sat in my stash for as long as I can remember.
I am absolutely mesmerized by the outcome of these pieces. I take no credit at all - the ink really does all the work.
I did these on Yupo paper and to achieve this effect you do really need to use Yupo. I tried both white and transparent Yupo papers and really found no difference in the way the inks acted nor on the way the paper looked. I was hoping the transparent would actually be, well, transparent, but in the end it looks much like the white.
This is only the beginning. I am just sharing with you here my practice pieces - not sure yet where this will lead but if you have not tried this yet - do - it is really rewarding and challenging at the same time.
I wanted to see how a little landscape could be achieved with the inks
Above I just let the ink do what it wanted - this however was done on watercolor paper
This and the next two pictures are all portions of the same piece. I let the ink do what it wanted and then used a white marker to color in different sections
These are flowers made by "dropping" the ink and then blowing the ink through a straw!
I cannot believe how you can achieve the look of flowers - I want to practice this a lot more!
More flowers on watercolor with ink and then black marker.
Have fun, try something new!