Hello, and happy weekend!

Hi Guys,

Believe it or not, as much (or little) as I have inked over the years, there are two things I’ve never tried.

I have never used black ink to create a diluted, watercolor effect. Let’s call it a water non-color.

I’ve also never created a pure black background. Well “black” is relative, and according to David it’s still not completely black, but – trust me – I used the blackest of black inks. Carbon ink. LOL. But I know what he means, I’ve seen some inktober artwork that looks even blacker than the backgrounds here – I guess it is in the photo editing. And I could make the photos in the post seem blacker than black, but I like showing the subtle shades and brush strokes, so I’m going to leave them like this.

The steampunk grim reaper has a combination of both of these effect, while the star mask scaredy cat is a bit more subtle. I really like the way both of them turn out.


p.s. and remember you may click on any of the photos to see them larger! It might be worth it.

Inktober 2018 – Day #7 – Exhausted / Steampunk/ Grin Reaper

Inktober 2018 – Day #8 – Star / Mask / Scaredy Cat



Literary assistance by

self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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