DIAMINE REGISTRAR’S – ROUND TWO

NOTE: The first part of testing Diamine REGISTRAR’S can be found HERE .

After yesterday’s first sketch I immediately made another drawing, but left it to dry overnight. Today it was time to wash it and I decided to leave Ecoline out of the equation, as they can be strong on the underlying surface and not really suited for glazing effect in watercolors. I wondered if an ink of milder character, a standard fountain pen ink, would  fare better and chose J.Herbin GRIS NUAGE for the task. The combination worked very well indeed – these two got along as the best friends, with no feathering and bleeding at all:

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So the second round of testing ended even better than the first. Generally good news for those interested in doing ink&wash with fountain pens, especially for a planned kind of work at studio or home. But still questionable if one wants to complete the whole sketch in “plain air” style, not having the privilege to wait for the ink to completely bond with paper. How soon one can wash over Diamine REGISTRAR’S ink without worrying about smearing the lineart? Round three to the rescue!

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NOTE: The third part of testing Diamine REGISTRAR’S can be found HERE .

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DIAMINE REGISTRAR’S

My bottle of Diamine REGISTRAR’S ink arrived today (thank you, GOULETS!) and I managed to squeeze a dirty quick try-out sketch:

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I was especially interested in REGISTRAR’s waterproof qualities and it did not disappoint. I washed over the drawing with a heavily loaded brush of diluted Talens ECOLINE. The faint traces of bleeding can be seen on spots where I originally applied ink the most, going over the same spots with multiple strokes to create deep shadows. As I did not wait much for ink to dry completely, I find this to be a very good result. The bleeding is not significant or disturbing and could be used even for the effect . The simple direct lines held admirably well. Some traces of shading can be seen in lines, but as the iron gall ink tends to darken by oxidation, it might lessen with time. The ink is surprisingly blue in the bottle, almost azure against the light, as compared to the deep dark gray that finally rests on paper.

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Another thing of importance, which pushed me to order it, is the complete absence of feathering. Even on the cheap newspapers it holds it’s own and runs nowhere. The example shown here is done on Fabriano SCHIZZI 120gr for which I already stated my preference – it caused Platinum CARBON BLACK and Pelikan BRILLIANT BROWN to feather, but not this one. Nice.

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It  is not as bomb-proof as Platinum CARBON BLACK. Hell, that ink could handle a smaller scale nuclear attack. But REGISTRAR’s held very well. This is just a beginning of a series of tests, but the initial impressions are favorable.

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NOTE: The second part of testing Diamine REGISTRAR’S can be found HERE .

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LA NUIT BLANCHE

Le deuxieme tome d’ARS MAGNA avance et avec tous les peripeties les personnages doit subir il commence meme de neiger. Juste quand Philippe et Jean montent les toits de Grand Place:

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J’ajoute aussi la version gris, pour donner l’idee comment la neige va fonctionner une fois mis en couleurs:

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ART MEET #14

L’edition #14 de nos ART MEETS etait de nouveau chez moi et avec l’equipe entiere – DRAZEN, BRADA, DULE, SINISA, TIHO et moi. Cette fois l’atmosphere a devenu speciale quand TIHO a appris que quelques gros noms de BD francaise vont se presenter a MAFEST. Il a vitemment batu le plan pour dominer le marche franco-belge:

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ART MEET #13

Pauvre ART MEET #13!

Encore une fois dans l’appartement tres chouette de DULE, avec l’equipe regulaire, sauf DRAZEN qui ne pouvait pas nous joindre. Mais une fois que je me suis installe autour la table  et commence avec mes reflexions sur la “transition numerique” et les DOUTES que ca implique, l’atmosphere a vitement deteriore. J’ai adapte le traitement des photos pour signaler l’ambiance j’ai reussi a creer pour mes pauvres collegues.

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BRADA travaillait sur la decoupage de la derniere tranche de LA DRUZINA, en meme temps traitant les problemes de narration…

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…et les personnages qui vont figurer dans la reste de histoire.

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DULE faisait la meme chose, pour le nouveau projet. TIHO crayonnait les illustrations pour les enfants.

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Apres quelques heures de travail, je me suis mis de photographier notre rencontre…

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…essayant de trouver l’angle moins sombre:

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SINISA a lave meticuleusement une de ses illutrations pour KC.

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Nous avons admire celles deja faits…

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…pendant qu’il n’arretait pas.

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BRADA nous a traite avec peu de BILLY JOEL et, symptomatiquement ou simplement par hasard, parmi les chansons figurait DOWNEASTER ALEXA. Ceux qui connaisent le TEXTE peuvent facilement trouver la relation avec la theme que j’ai impose aujourd’hui.

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Mais peu par peu l’esprit a monte, grace a l’optimisme de TIHO

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…et la foi  indestructible de DULE.

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Peut-etre c’est mieux de rester a la maison quand je travaille trop et dors peu?

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