Friday, March 18, 2011

Tables - 14

Not much to say really. I've been working on the Vicar's robes, and working on the artwork for 'Big Windows Theatre Company'..I met with Penny today who is happy with the artwork roughs and this means I will work on the final version this weekend. i'll post some developmental sketches over the weekend if you'd like to see them. Bye for now....

5 comments:

cyncyn1116 said...

Hi! I found your blog a short while ago and have really enjoyed looking at your work...and this current project is coming along beautifully! The crow is magnificent and the folds in the robes are working out really well! I'm an artist...usually work in miniature, and i've recently been trying my hand at this tiny dot technique...and i love the meditative process. :) I'm so glad to have found your blog as it's inspiring and informative. Best wishes. ~c

Niall young said...

C...it's an honour to have your company here. I hope you feel able to ask any questions. As you have now observed, it is a rather meditative process...and I'm amazed how quickly time passes when i'm 'In the zone' as it were. i look forward to seeing what you achieve!

cyncyn1116 said...

Thanks, Niall, for making me feel so welcome! I do have a question...i'm interested in using watercolor, in various places, over the finished piece. The ink in the Rapidographs is supposed to be waterproof but i've done some experiments on small pieces of illustration board and the ink is being effected. I guess i'm wondering what Rotring means by waterproof since my watercolor area is turning a bit gray. But also, have you tried this and did you have any success?
Thanks, cyn

Niall young said...

Cyn...I've always found that water colour inks and Rotring inks do not work well together. Yes, they are supposed to be waterproof. However, the additive used to make drawing inks waterproof would ( and I've found this out to my own cost!) block the Rotring pens.(I'm not sure what Rotring use to make their inks waterproof) I would therefore recommend other buying a similar gauge of pen (possibly the dispossable sort), or use a dipping pen with Indian ink which is waterproof. I have seen other artists use Rotring Pens with Rotring ink and then applied a wash over it without any problems. Of course you could scan and print a series of black and white images to good paper and apply the colour onto them...they'd make nice individual prints which you could sell! I'll ask about and get back to you if I find anything that will be of interest to you.

Cindy Franseen said...

Thanks for the info, Niall. Maybe it's 'cause i have an inkjet printer (instead of a laser), but i tried watercolor over a print and it still smeared.
Hey, check this out...

www.slow-by-choice.blogspot.com

i did it! :)
~cyn