Thursday, July 4, 2013


I added color and sharpen up some tonal values. I used ink and Kuretake on Fabriano Artistico.
This British pub located in Park Slope, in Brooklyn, with walls decorated in royal, Beetles and punk rock of 80's memorabilia, with HP sauce on the shelves, with authentic english food was pretty interesting. And Haddock fish was delicious. So it was fun to eat, drink beer and sketch.


CrimsonLeaves said...

I love restaurants that provide foods that are popular in other countries. Gives us a chance to sample other fare without the expense of traveling. Love the painting, especially the green behind your daughter's head!

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, CrimsonLeaves, I love it too. Doesn't happen that often . :)

Katherine Thomas said...

This is fantastic. It's a still life, a portrait, a 'scape' of some sort, with the background receding into the distance... it has every texture imaginable and all of it highlighted and shadowed to perfection. I'm in awe of your artistry! I'm really curious about the application of the colors. Is it al done with the waterbrushes. And do you dilute the ink? I"ve never used bottled ink before, but I'm intrigued!

Nikira said...

Hi, Katherine, thank you very much for your kind words.
I tried to sharpen the contrast to the point it felt strong enough to separate from the environment, but still be the part of it. Mostly to figure out tonal values.
Colors I add with Kuretake brush pens, blending with water brushes. They have nice colors and it blends easily. I take ink with water brushes or brushes, I put ink separately on the plastic dish or cap and when more water on the brush it makes it lighter. I don't dip into bottle, because ink is organic and tends to create slime. Sometimes I put a drop of different inks on a plastic plate and add here, there. :)