I had seen viedoes of other artists doing spill ink and making monsters so I decided to try it out.
I spilled India Ink on watercolor paper then patted it down with a paper towel. After it dried, I took a pencil to draw out what I saw before goong over it with my fineliners and later gouache paint. They turned out really good for my first time doing this!
There is one that I have made that I do not know if I want to paint it at all.
(Straight, not narrow 🏳️🌈 🇨🇦 🌎)
May 9, 2023, 12:59am
The turtle is cute but I love that adorable dog fella!
These turned out really cool. That pup!
(Pam 🇺🇸 (she/her))
May 9, 2023, 2:24am
What a fun technique! You ended up producing some very cool and interesting art works, I think.
(Abbie - she/her)
May 9, 2023, 12:10pm
This is really cool!! Very imaginative results!
(Linda -2023 is a use the good stuff year! :us:)
May 9, 2023, 3:09pm
I definitely can see why inkblots are used to get into people’s brains! lol
I love this exercise to see what your imagination can do with a spilled ink!
You can do with watercolor “mistakes” as well…just make something out of it!
Good job…and once again, your artistic skills are growing every day…well done!
May 9, 2023, 6:55pm
What a fun idea! The bottom one is my favorite. I would leave it without the paint.
May 9, 2023, 9:27pm
These are so cool! I love how much life and expression they have!
Do you know the book Drawing Lab For Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim? It’s got a bunch of fun art ideas like this in it. Maybe you can find it in the library? I think you might enjoy it
I haven’t heard of it but I’ll have to look into it! It sounds interesting!
@gozer It does look really good without color! I wish I hadn’t colored in the one with the tentacles or maybe just colored in the tentacles. My favorite though is the gremlin frog!
May 9, 2023, 10:51pm
Is this it?
, it does look like a fun book!
May 9, 2023, 11:30pm
Yes, that’s the one! As an art teacher, you might enjoy it too
What a cool idea! These turned out great!