Monday, September 26, 2016

The Scary, Hard Part

Lettering done with Speedball black acrylic ink using a Nikko G nib. The acrylic ink I prefer to use is Ziller, but someone didn't tighten the cap on the bottle of Glossy Black so it dried out.

Silhouette  of dancing man was traced from a photograph and cut from black Canson Mi Tientes. Applied to the canvas with matte medium.

The lettering is usally the scary part of doing a piece. It is always done first. You don't want to spend a lot of time on the artwork only to find you messed up the quote on the last word, last letter. Better to do your lettering first.

The fear of messing up the lettering is taken out when using acrylic ink on canvas. If a mistake is made, it can be "erased" using a small strip or wad of damp, paper towel, or a damp,cotton swab.

"You can't wait for the storm to be over. You have to learn how to dance in the rain.