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Screen Printing Ink on Wood

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Painted in screen printing inks over a wood panel, this illustration shows a fairy riding a goose.
In this illustration,¬†screen printing ink was used to paint a fairy riding a goose onto a wooden panel. After lightly sanding and using pencil to sketch, the ink painted on easily with a brush. The ink flowed smoothly, and the transparent base worked well to create transparency in the fairy wings. For a simple illustration and more complicated ones too, ink on wood in terms of application, is simple and yields attractive results. In this piece, the panel seemed to indicate the drawing to me. The grain¬†on the panel helped determine the composition.   -Beth

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Faerie on a Mushroom, Digital Art Created in Sketch Mobile

A Faerie Sits on a Mushroom
A Faerie Sits on a Mushroom
This artwork was created in Sketch Mobile using a smart phone and stylus. Sketch Mobile makes it possible to create intuitive digital art in a similar manner to using a traditional pen or paint brush. Colors can be selected from a color palette or matched to a color on the screen. A variety of brushes create variations in texture. Opacity can be adjusted. There are layer options as well. I recommend Sketch Mobile to anyone interested in creating a natural feeling digital illustration.

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