Hell there, my friend! Well, I’ve finally finished my alcohol ink art project. If you missed the post where it was still a work in progress, you can see that HERE. Just to recap, I’ve been working on an online class with Sheryl Williams Art, called Fall Maple Leaf. The last picture I shared showed that the background was done. I was waiting for it to dry, before removing the masking fluid from the leaf image.
FALL MAPLE LEAF
Here is the reference picture I have been working from.
And here, finally, is my interpretation! I’m very nervous about sharing this – but I figured hey, we all start from somewhere, right? So here we go!
There is a bit of glare on this sides from the lights, otherwise the colours are pretty true to the actual art piece. For the leaves, the ink colours are Valencia, Sunshine Yellow,and Red Pepper. Leaf veins are done in Bottle ink. The background is done in Pinata Mantilla Black, Meadow, Citrus and Bottle greens.
All of the inks used are alcohol inks, and the piece is done on Yupo. Other products used were a pencil & graphite paper for tracing, alcohol blending solution, paintbrushes and an old toothbrush (for flicking ink). I’ve included product links below, if you’d like to order some for yourself. Beware – once you start playing with alcohol inks, you’ll be hooked! Like anything new, there’s a bit of a learning curve, but you’ll enjoy it!
I’d love to hear what you think about my alcohol ink art Fall Maple Leaf. It’s the second big piece I’ve done, and I am definitely still learning! Thanks for taking the time to have a look – I hope you have a creative day!
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