Hello, and happy weekend!
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.
Literary assistance by David