I came across Pen & Ink when I was investigating pictures of old buildings via engravings done in the 1800’s. I was going to use the reference pictures in the production of ceramics (Listen to podcast ep 3 to hear the story).
I love detail and this discovery of pen and ink in the 1980’s came after I started watercolour work. To begin with, I used a very fine Rotring Pen for doing Landscapes and Buildings. I drew for pleasure and when I moved to Broadstairs and opened my gallery, I started drawing local scenes. I found I was able to sell prints of these in the gallery.
As well as just doing pen and ink, I added a watercolour wash to the pictures which gave it something extra special. Again there’s a tutorial showing a Payne’s Grey wash for members in the Rustic Well art course. Learn more about becoming a member here and watch my Mixed Media tutorials.
Have you tried Pen & Ink and a Watercolour Wash? Let us know in the comments below.