Coloured ink my friends…awaits!

Last year I created a series of ink blotches as part of an exercise responding to an object, in this case an eye. The brief was to take any aspect of the eye that interested you and create an artwork/ object in response to it. I chose the colour of the human eye. I love every unrepeating and completely unique pattern of everyones eyes and in someway wanted to use a medium that was clearly only representational, and not specifically adherant to the shape or structure. I chose ink on parchment as my medium and set about creating these small yet beautifully and un-repetative ink palettes. In the end there were approimately 50 small pieces of parchement all blotted on and gridded out on the wall. This project remains one of my most favourite that I have ever carried out. I have since done quite a few more ink illustrations just using colours and simple shapes, exploring the way that

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Inkspirations in an Afternoon

Today I felt inspired to do something creative, and so I called my best friend, persuaded her to bring around some parchment and we set about on an art and craft adventure! This afternoon I decided to break out my new inks! I absolutely adore the textures of coloured inks, I don’t consider myself a drawer or painter, but I can safely say that I enjoy the experience of dripping the ink onto the page for the very first time. The second the droplet hits the page it sits and eventually bleeds through and stains its trail into paper fibres. That my friends keeps me entertained for hours. I have experimented mostly with the new colours, plum, vermillion and sunshine yellow. The inks are Winsor and Newton, gorgeous little ink wells that give you a decent amount if you just like to dip and dabble occasionally. One thing that made this afternoon so wonderful was that it didn’t cost me

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