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Joy Journal 02: Inky Fun

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

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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Roslind Sherman
Roslind Sherman
Oct 12, 2022

This was so much fun ... I love working with ink ... and really enjoy your quirky sounds while creating..( HAHA)It’s exactly how I feel ..Too funny ....I never know which ink is the best to use ... so I just buy whats on sale. This line work is very relaxing....Thanks

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