Exercise how to manipulate light in your illustrations . Add watercolor to your sketchbook . Mika Takahashi shows the possibilities of Chinese ink and the reaction of paint to water on different types of paper Created more than 2000 years ago Chinese ink is made up of carbon nanoparticles that cause a unique effect on paper. Illustrating with this material is more than a means of creative expression the possibilities are endless and unpredictable. In this tutorial awardwinning artist and illustrator of India ink to create mesmerizing stains How to Create Chinese Ink Stains on Watercolor Paper To get started you will need a small bowl of water and a small bowl of India ink as well as some watercolor paper.
Choose old clothes that can be stained. If necessary protect the table and the furniture around it with an old cloth also to prevent staining. An important rule dont cut yourself let yourself get dirty. All the creative potential of this technique resides precisely in the “dirt”. Illustration photo background removing tutorial the sumie technique through stain exercises 4 Apply water to watercolor paper Apply the water delicately with a brush on the watercolor paper creating small wet areas. Next dip the brush in the India ink and apply it to that moisture observing how it behaves and the different types of stains it forms.
Experiment with various ways of application shaking the brush a few centimeters above the paper or directly touching the sheet. Illustration tutorial the sumie technique through stain exercises 6 Apply the paint on the water The more water you use the larger the stain will be. And if there is more pigment the stain effect tends to be more solid. Illustration tutorial the sumie technique through stain exercises 8 The more water you use the bigger the stain that will form on the paper How to create stains and textures on drawing paper Bristol In addition to watercolor paper drawing paper Bristol is a good option for working with India ink.