Friday, January 10, 2014

Paint Party Friday

8x10 Adirondack Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper
This week's painting for Paint Party Friday is another alcohol ink..... a Zebra!  I hope you won't get tired of my ink paintings.
Boy was this fun to paint. I drew him in, masked out the zebra and then poured the inks out with the blending solution for the background. When working on a large piece like this one was, it's hard to get the ink to move the way I want it without it setting up.  I wasn't really crazy about how my background looked but since the painting was originally 9x12  I could cut it down to 8x10 to cut out some of my mess.  After I did the background I removed the mask.  I next painted in the black stripes, nose, eyes and ears. I lifted out the ink around the nostrils, ears and mouth.

  Then I came back and put shadows on the white stripes with ink in almost dry brush.  To bring out the details on the black areas and to put in the mane and tail I used an alcohol ink marker. I still wasn't happy with the area behind the butt of the zebra so I put some trees back there to hide my mess.

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17 comments:

SLScheibe said...

The zebra look fabulous! Love the alcohol inks background!

Linda said...

gorgeous painting and a great background too!

Faye said...

You are so good at painting with the alcohol inks, JoAnn. The zebra is excellent. Thanks for your lovely comments on my painting of my gggaunt's jardiniere. I wish you could see the original since it is really so much more artistic than my feeble effort. I enjoyed seeing your china painting shots on your blog. You are very talented.

Tammie Dickerson said...

I've never heard of alcohol inks! Your zebra is amazing - love the depth of color and the flow of the ink in the background! Super cool :)

Studio Kaufmann said...

Your zebra is absolutely wonderful and I love the texture of the alcohol inks - must try them sometime. Happy PPF

alarmcat said...

this is fantastic!! i've tried painting on Yupo before…it's not easy!

Netty said...

I love the Zebra in its great background. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Tammy N said...

Striking painting. I have never worked with alcohol ink. It sounds tricky. You seem to have it mastered.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Aww, I love your zebra!

Giggles said...

Oh my goodness how could anyone ever get sick of your gorgeous artwork! I love how the background turned out... gorgeous colors against the black and white!! Love it! Never used inks and I am amazed at this style!

Hugs Giggles

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely!

Diana Evans said...

one of my most favorite animals!!! wonderful piece!!!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous! I totally love it! :)

annkrier said...

I love this zebra. i think I will need to get some Yupo.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I certainly won't get tired of your ink art. This is amazing. I love the front on view of the Zebra. Well done.
Nicole/Beadwright

Paper rainbow said...

Amazing work with inks!

Julie Maguda said...

I LOVE this!! The colors are fantastic and the zebra is great! Awesome job! I just started an art blog and I would really appreciate if you could stop by and let me know what you think!

Julie
http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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