Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ink Figures

Thanks to Jackie Peter's blog, I found a wonderful artist, Lynn Whipple. After being on Lynn Whipple's site, I found Carla Sonheim and some of her on-line classes.

I watched Carla's "Creating Ink Figures" class and created these three drawings.
These drawings started from ink blobs, then you add black and white pen marks to complete the image. I knew the ink blobs were going to be people, so I had an idea of the shapes I wanted. The picture below is how the drawings started.
It was a fun exercise, it was like working backwards. I used the Japanese Sumi drawing ink from Daiso for this project.

Then I also watched Carla's "Easy Tombow Rabbits" on-line course. It's a cool technique of using your black Tombow pen and water. Instead of a rabbit, I drew a girl.
My current project is turning this shopping bag into an art journal.
I found this adorable bag at a little store in San Francisco and knew I had to make something with it. Stay tuned, it's almost done. 


  1. so glad you checked out Lynn's website/blog and also Carla....they are both fun artists and what you did with the ink blots! You never know what will inspire you when you check out other artists!