as a response to the previous post, black ink or paint is a superb, versatile, and practical tool in mark making.
the more i look at these old drawings and paintings, the more i get inspired to constantly learn and practice how to incorporate monochromatic palette and different colors in order to create a mood or to simply imply the solidity of an object in space. below is an example!
Black and white. Basic black and white. Out of all colour(s), plain black paint or ink is probably what i hated the most. I think that mediating between black and white is so difficult and meticulous, since you have to consider a factor that is so basic and at the same time alien. It means that you have to think about light and dark and how the intensity of light depending on the setting affects what your trying to do, or the object that is being drawn and painted.
Despite all the struggle and deliberate understanding of black and white hues and tone, i manage to pick some pointers and apply that to a full color work!
Above are some black and white stuff i found from old sketchbook 4-5 years ago! Bottom, one with color!
this one is really recent. starting to understand how watercolor behave with other mediums! water-based are the best! so again whenever you see brown people dress like these, don't try to provoke them, unless you want to be "expedited to your next destination" lol ninja girl, 2009. water color, mixed media on paper
fish markets! in my opinion reflects a great deal about the culture of the people who eats the fish or seafood. i think that the variety of the fish or seafood is like a visual representation of culture and cultural influences...
here's a more recent work! since i've been posting stuff from way back, i wanted to share a more recent work. this piece is about 8x11, its made up of ink pen, water color, acrylic, water base pen, and spray paint.