There always seems to many ideas and not enough time to follow all the threads that new skills and techniques generate! Having been familiar with using ink as a drawing medium,I have been thinking about how the process of suminagashi, and marbling might be incorporated into my existing practice.
Last Autumn I decided to take up the challenge of 'Inktober' (work can be viewed on instagram). The challenge was to produce an ink drawing everyday for the month. This exercise produced a number of drawings - some I consider complete others as 'beginnings'. I decided to experiment by combining the Suminagashi process over the initial marks. I was excited by the combination and feel it has further potential. The Suminagashi marks add a delicate layer of transparent lines. Finally, some of the drawings had a final layer of graphite marks added to make them complete. Definitely something to explore further!
Combining a layer of Suminagashi
Ink drawing, suminagashi, graphite drawing.