“Glory”-ous black & white

Ink undercoat for Glory's portrait

Ink undercoat for Glory’s portrait

It may look “scratchy” now, but when the paint is over it the ink will give a nice texture to the coat. I guess the choice is either thousands of ink strokes or thousands of tiny brush strokes to get a similar effect, and for me the ink has worked out every time. Doing the ink first also allows me to really get a handle on whether or not my original drawing was accurate. I always find myself making small corrections as I lay the ink in. Then when it comes to the paint I don’t have to think so much about the draftsmanship accuracy and can concentrate on getting the color right.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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2 Responses to “Glory”-ous black & white

  1. Clover says:

    I like it as is, Alli. Very sensitive drawing.


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