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Ink Spatter Sketches

Minerva did some ink sketching/spatter sketches from a Koosje Keene YouTube video, so I had to try it also.

I used J. Hebrin ‘cafe de iles’ ink which is a pretty brown and a Pilot Metro fountain pen. It was very fun and I learned how to do a better spatter.


          ‘These wild mushrooms

           Ink and water for painting

           Along with spatter’

This is the link to the video on https://youtu.be/O5xE6U6z4QY

I did this sketch yesterday using the ink spatter and zen drawing. I’ve been reading about zen drawing which is really looking at and SEEING what it is. Almost a form of meditation.

I used my Sailor pen which has a water soluble cartridge in it and a leaf I picked up. In my Hobonichi planner.


            ‘Even the fallen

             Maintain the shape of beauty

             If only we look’

Handcrafted Watercolors

I bought some handcrafted watercolor paints from https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnthesisArts?ref=l2-shopheader-name. There are three sets of different color and I bought the ‘Coastal’ set. (I can see purchasing the rest in my futureπŸ˜„). 

These colors are beautiful!  

Love that round tin also 😁

I did a test on my Arches and Stonehenge watercolor papers, both 140# cold press. I personally love the Arches paper and it wins everytime with me.

To find out more on these paints I’m referring you to Jessica’s great in-depth review on https://doodlewash.com/2017/03/11/doodlewash-review-anthesis-arts-handcrafted-watercolors

Long-stemmed Leaf

It’s not only cacti that inspire me, it’s nature in general. This leaf being a small piece of nature that grabbed my attention.


          ‘And yet one more leaf

            Laying on the road so quiet

           ‘Sketch me’, it yelled out’

So I did
Water-soluble ink and pencil in the sketchbook from Suzy. It has really nice paper.

Leaf Addiction

I went for a walk this morning and found this leaf. I just had to paint it. And write a haiku:

‘Yes, I’m addicted

To enjoying autumn leaves

I just must paint them!’

Another Autumn Leaf

I love painting autumn leaves. Such a beautiful gift from nature. Haiku:

‘Take the time to stop 

And enjoy the pretty leaves

A once a year gift’

Autumn Arrives

‘Welcome to autumn

Where the leaves dance their goodbye

To make us smile’

Happy first day of autumn!

And of course, what would autumn be without her beautiful leaves.

‘This dried up brown leaf

Was once a pretty green one

Hanging on a tree’

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