I’m always looking for a 20-minute art project to either warm me up or get the creative flow going. And sometimes, I get so into this practice I lose track of time and get lost in the process. Double win!
This week I played around with black and white, leaving the beautiful bright colors behind for a bit. There is something so dramatic and satisfying about painting in black. Not exactly sure why I feel like that. It could be just the stark contrast, especially when I add white on top.
As a way to loosen up or just to get started in your sketchbook, try this exercise:
Here’s what I used:
Black Acrylic Ink (you can also use watercolor or India ink as well)
Wooden skewer or old pencil
White Singo Uniball gel pen
I squeezed out some ink and used the eye dropper as a drawing tool, but the most fun I have is spreading the ink around with a skewer – I could do this ALL day!
Once everything is dry – I’ll go over the black areas with some doodle or scribble work in white. This is where you can get lost in time.
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