Thursday, June 08, 2006

Another canvas

This is another sharpie canvas. I love putting sharpies to canvas, although in doing so it can really RUIN you sharpies. I was just going to leave this black and white, but found that it lacked a certain "punch" that I tend to favor in my art. I decided that just a few blasts of color would do the trick and set to work. Just like it happens with shiny surfaces, I found that the ink I had put down previously was lifting to a certain degree while color some spots. I don't know what it is that does this, I've talked with others who say they've never had that problem. It unfortunately makes a dead spot on the head of the marker. I'll be working on more shiny atcs here in the next few days. I love working on it and love the effects (you can see some below) but I have to be very cautious. This canvas is on sale in my etsy store located in the links to the right.


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the ink is lifting because the second layer is dissolving the first layer. Have you ever thought of using watercolors? They will not lift the sharpie because sharpies are water resistant.

EC said...

Hey, it is Scout Ikwe. Love seeing other scouts blog!

The Art & Soul of Whimsy said...

WOW! I've been doodling like this my whole life but never ever considered it ART!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!