In my two most recent films for Room For Art I show various techniques for sketching and painting with ink - using a dipping nib pen, using a paintbrush...
1 - adding ink to a colour painting
2 - sketching & painting with ink for atmosphere & drama
There's something about black ink on white paper, the extreme light-dark has such impact.
If you fancy going for this but have no drawing ink - don't worry!
- paint (watercolour, acrylic, household...
- oil pastel
- chalk pastel
- drawing ink
- coloured pencil
- graphite pencil
- collage - black paper cut & torn & stuck onto white
- photography - turn on black & white setting on your camera or convert photos you've already taken.
- any form of printmaking - linocut, polystyrene print, potato print, etching...
- whatever else you may have!
Here are examples - a few my own and lots from the Art In Healthcare Collection.
I look forward to seeing some of yours :)
(watch a short film about Kate's work at link above)
Basket of Fruit
(watch a short film about Ade's work at link above)
8 Lines II
(watch a short film about Wilhelmina's work at link above)
Leo, ink & brush & dip pen
Monochrome needn't only be black & white!
Monochrome means 'one colour' - https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/m/monochrome
Try making an artwork of only sepia brown & white, red & white, green & white...
Here are more examples. Again from the Art In Healthcare Collection and my own.
nb. some are black & white and one colour
Ian Hamilton Finlay
CITRON BLUE [AFTER A DETAIL IN A PAINTING BY WILLIAM GILLIES]
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Leo, sea and rails, watercolour
Leo, felt tip pen
Leo, lifeboat abstract, watercolour
Leo, library abstract, felt tip
I seem to like blue and grey don't I.
Which colours do you find yourself monochroming with?
Explore the many monochrome works in the Art In Healthcare Collection - https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/collection-results.php?s=1&searchtext=&colour=monochrome