Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Inktense Kitty - September 9, 2009

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”

– Victor Borge

Humbug 4x6 448x336

Inktense Kitty

Inktense on 4″ x 6″ postcard

Derwent Inktense soluble ink pencils are a lot of fun. They have an intense pigment and can create a vivid result, depending on how heavy you apply them.

Inktense is activated with water, then once dry, the color cannot be lifted with a wet brush, like normal watercolor. It gives you time to blend while still wet, if you want, but not if you don’t. It just depends on how you use them. I put all the colors down at the same time, for this kitty, so I could do some blending.

448 x 336Here he is with the inktense and some masking. I’m not experienced with masking fluid, so I did use some additional watercolor to smooth out the areas I used mask on.

Jerry’s Artarama carries Inktense pencils. Just click on their banner on this page if you want to try them.

About Victor Borge

Danish pianist Victor Borge was affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark. Born as Børge Rosenbaum in 1909 to musician parents, he began playing piano at age three. After a stint as a classical pianist, he began combining music and jokes. His anti-Nazi jokes landed him on Hitler’s enemies list. In 1942, he was named Best New Radio Performer by the American press. His Comedy in Music show on Broadway was the longest running one-man show in the 1950’s. He died in 2000.

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