Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Preping For An Alcohol Ink City Scape

I'm starting a new Venice Alcohol ink.

The city views have much more detail than my flower inks and therefore require more planning and drawing.

Once I'm done with the drawing I use masking fluid 
to white out and outline some of the details. 

This takes a lot of time but it's worth it. I'll be able to apply the inks freely concentrating more on the patterns and combinations rather than "staying in the lines". This next phase is rather messy and I always feel as if "I messed up a perfectly good drawing" but it all works out in the end.

I'll start painting this tomorrow night at the Rockton River Market in Settlers Park. Come on down and join me.


  1. I like your drawing and am REALLY looking forward to process shots. I have no idea what alcohol inks are but am starting to hear about them from different areas. You can show me the way, please, Jill.

    1. Thanks Julie,
      I sent you an email with a link to an earlier blog post and two of my videos.I think your work is stunning.