Who would have known that splats of colour could be so much fun? At first glance, Inkblot by Margaret Peot, seems like a this could be a fun activity book for kids only...Surprise, surprise, it's not only for kids! Granted, my youngest daughter and I did have some great moments doing art together...But really, I spent many hours experimenting on my own and taking this art form to another level.
Innovative artist, Margaret Peot shows us how to take a simple ink blot and transforming it into an incredible piece of art. Blots can be made with ink or paint- by smudging, spraying and so many more interesting techniques. The results can be very amazing and quite breathtaking.
And for anyone suffering from the occasional artist block- no big deal! Inkblot is the perfect springboard that sets the stage for brand new images and ideas that literally stare you in the face.
Inkblot by Margaret Peot is a MUST- have for any artist. But enough talk- check out what I created from simple inkblots:
These two figures are actually on one sheet of paper folded in the middle that reproduce these two blots (scanner just kept giving me two images separately). So at first glance, what possibilities did I see?
Well, being the history buff that I am, I naturally turned it into these historical ladies. Here's the first draft:
You can see how I began to gesso out the unwanted areas and started working on the idea that was flourishing. Here is the final result using Prisma Colors and gel pens.
I found this technique pretty cool and when you start this- you literally can't stop because the ideas just keep flowing.
This book is fantastic and I highly recommend it!
Here are two more done with ink sprays; left as is:
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