Overlay

12″x12″ 3 layers in green

Experiments with the new markers continue.  The drawings here were done with the “transformer marker” which has an interchangeable head for nibs of different size.  These were made with the 15mm nib.  The ink is Liquitex Acrylic Ink, which I have been using not so much because I like it but because it is available at a local store.  The ink is not bad, but it does not have some of the qualities I like in other inks.  Drying speed is not something that I had thought would be important but I have found that the faster drying inks have a more even color.  Anything that lets moisture sit on the paper tends to cause more severe buckling and leaves light or dark spots in the ink.  The Liquitex ink is good but it does not compare to the Molotow ink on drying speed or opacity.  Transparency is not bad though, and these drawings are based on that aspect of the ink. I am using multiple layers of the pen to get new and interesting shapes out of the overlay.  The ink goes on very smooth through the chunky 15mm nib.  Each successive layer goes on sharp as long as the drawing is allowed to sit between coats for the ink to fully dry.

12″x12″ Purple and Grey

With each layer I added a few more drops of brown ink to the pen

12″x12″

12″x12″

18″x24″

18″x24″

11″x14″

11″x14″

Here are a few in a smaller 8×10 format:

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