So there isn't a proper "white ink" invented yet? Or am I missing something?
I generally also use white gouache, but another thing you might try is to draw with black ink on white paper, scan it, and use some program to invert it to a negative.
I read one book by a guy who was using black gouache over a lighter color and then scratching it away to make a kind of scratch board effect on watercolor paper. I suspect this will be rather loose and sucky looking compared to real scratchboard work.
Yet another thing you might try would be relief printmaking such as woodcut or linotype. If you are using black ink on white paper the cuts you make will come out white, since those will be the regions where your drawing doesn't contact the paper. Carving your drawing is kind of a pain in the ass, but you can make 20 prints from the one drawing when you are done.
A dry media fake method would be to buy stygian black Canson Mi Tientes paper and white conte crayons. Sharpen the conte crayon to a nice point with sandpaper. The side of the paper with the lable on it is the smoother side so peel that label away and use that side if you are into fine details.
Last edited by arttorney; June 15th, 2008 at 07:13 PM.