Yesterday, I was preparing for some watercolor work by inventorying my watercolor supplies. I have an acceptable collection of colors and paper. Puttering with the watercolors led to playing with gauche, which led to painting with ink…which finally led to these unplanned drawings.
The two ink drawings are on Arches’ artboards. The self-portrait is on a hot-pressed board. The right-hand piece is on a cold-pressed board. The right-hand drawing has a soft ink wash in some areas.
The self-portrait makes me look goofy. [Shrugs]
I’d bought a cache of the artboards some time ago and forgot about it! I prefer the cold-pressed surface.