|'Nature's Peace' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I've used the Derwent Inktense blocks as they are called but I only had a few single sticks. I was like a kid in a candy store with the set of 24 colors. I have a set of 24 Intense pencils but the blocks are better suited for underpaintings.
|Derwent Inktense Blocks are ink in stick form....wet and watch them explode with color|
- You can work with them in a variety of ways but they are meant to be wet. Once they are wet they turn into liquid inks. You can wet them with water or rubbing alcohol or even turpenoid. Once they are wet they just EXPLODE with rich vibrant color.
- They can be mixed and layered. You can manipulate the wet ink with sprays of water or alcohol. I got some great drips with the rubbing alcohol.
- They are fantastic for underpaintings for pastels. They are more vibrant than watercolor and very portable.
|My reference photo and underpainting on mounted Uart (the old uart mounted paper)|
|The finished underpainting. Look at the cool drips!|
Watch the underpainting come to life in this week's Patreon Video!
Come join the fun on my Patreon page. This week I posted the video of the underpainting and step by step demo of this painting. The cost is $4 a month for unlimited access to all of the content on the page. I also have a community page for you to share your work and ask for feedback. www.patreon.com/karenmargulis