Fluxx Art


"I decided to experiment a little today. I wanted to see how water affected
the ink of the rotring art pen.

I made a little sketch in my moleskine using
a waterfast pen, and then shaded it using the rotring. The sketch is of Fluxx, a
card game which I just happened to have on my desk. Applying water caused the
rotring ink to spread out in a sort of blueish hue.
To be honest, I got a
little concerned – the shadow is much darker than I imagined, but that is the
point of the test. Once dry I then coloured the result with watercolour pencils
(I had intended to wet those) and reinked. In some parts the reinking was
essential as the result was blotchy.
This technique could work well for a ‘yes minister’ style of painting,
or possibly for some moody skies!"

Fluxx Art @ Murky.org