Roasted (and some great news)

Shari Blaukopf's Sketchbook

On Day 3 of Inktober I probably stretched the meaning of the prompt word Roasted just a bit, but I was at the Jean Talon Market on my lunch hour and saw these squash, all lined up and perfectly labelled. I figure someone is going to roast these eventually, right?

I am loving the high contrast effects I get with India ink, and am still learning a lot about working with it. A few words of advice if you want to use it:

  1. It takes a lot longer than watercolour to dry.
  2. Don’t try to reconstitute dried ink on your palette (I use a plastic plate) because it will just flake.
  3. Wash your brushes well after using the ink, and never use sable brushes for this.

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On another note, I am thrilled to mention that my watercolour Blue and Rust won the Carl Schaefer Award at Open Water, the…

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