Here is the finished painting of my first project done in acrylic inks. I know I already posted the second one, but I had to wait for my professor to hand this one back before I could scan it.
The assignment was to paint a part of my head as a piece of produce, and show my reaction to it. Because a lot of people choose to depict horrified faces for this assignment, I decided to make a change that I wouldn’t mind so much. I am not saying that I would like to replace my hair with grapes, but it wouldn’t be as bad as having a watermelon for a head. Grapes after all, have all of the qualities of healthy hair. They are smooth and shiny, with plenty of volume and texture. And if I had grape-hair. I would never have to live with frizz again!!
Using acrylic inks is a lot like painting with watercolors, only a lot less forgiving. You only get one shot, because the paint cannot be reanimated once dry. It is permanent! And this whole painting was painted transparently, meaning that if I made a mistake on one layer, it would show through to the next layer. Yikes! Painting transparently means building up from light to dark. No going backwards; you can only get darker working with transparent inks.