©Lezley Davidson, Kitty & Duck in the Dark Forest 2013, acrylic ink, ink on watercolour paper

©Lezley Davidson, Kitty & Duck in the Dark Forest 2013, acrylic ink, ink on watercolour paper


Some people can do negative painting really well – they can think that way and “see” where the negative spaces are.

I suck at it.

So, I use masking fluid to block out the positive so that I can paint freely in the negatives. Yay!

This was over 3 hours and I ended up cutting out half and speeding it up by 800% – and it’s still a little rough.

This was also my first time using acrylic inks… unfortunately, the reasons that I thought they would be great (dry permanent to allow layers to build without moving what’s underneath) were the same reasons I didn’t like them.

They dried too quickly.

They dried in the palettes, they dried on the page. Even when watercolours dry, I can normally agitate a sharp line blurry.

Anywhoo – enjoy.

Music is TokyoStreet by Airtone, CC Sampling Plus License








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