Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Cat of Color

My latest alcohol ink project. Yup, another cat. I noticed when I wiped a failed painting off the Yupo with isopropyl alcohol it left behind some pale color. A pleasant, rather neutral watercolor affect emerged. A perfect background for many subjects. I lightly scored the shape of a cat into the Yupo with an Exacto knife. Then I added more ink. I made sure to use one of the darker inks, (in this case, Eggplant), then wiped that away. The ink settled into the score lines as I had hoped. When this was dry I filled in the shape of the cat with more ink, using a small paint brush. I'm very pleased with the results!

7/27/2012 - Prints of A Cat of Color are now available via Imagekind:


Laura said...

Oh I like this prowler of the night with all his blues and mauves. What a good idea about scoring the paper and letting the ink flow into it. I wonder if it would work with watercolour too. I like learning how to achieve different textures so thanks for the idea. Laura x

Billie Crain said...

Give it a go and let me know what happens, Laura. I'd be interested to find out.

renate said...

Hello Billie:) Love your art! This cat is very nice. Love the colors and love the style. Beautiful!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Renate.:) I just uploaded this image to my Imagekind portfolio. Prints are now available for purchase through them.