With every review, I try to create an interesting drawing using only the ink I’m working on. These inkxperiments show what the ink is capable of in terms of colour range. They are without any doubt my favourite part of doing an ink review: playing with the ink, experimenting with drawing techniques and just having lots of fun. For this drawing, the topic derives from the ink’s name: cherry blossom. No need to brainstorm another theme for this inkxperiment!
I started with a piece of HP photo paper. This has become my favourite medium for ink drawings. The photo paper really enhances any ink’s colour, making it look much more vibrant. I first created the background, experimenting with some drawing materials like kitchen paper and a plastic sheet with holes in it. This translates to a nicely textured background for the cherry blossom. The resulting drawing shows what can be achieved when using this kyo-iro ink for artistic purposes.
[Originally published on the Fountain Pen Network, on 19 October 2020]