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    leaving brushes in water a long time can lead to splitting of the wood of the handle, or at least the paint peeling off. (Obviously the plastic handled ones are a different story).

    The bristles splay when left over paint or ink builds up in the base of the bristles down inside the ferrule. That's the good of the soap and water wash. You want to get all that stuff up out of there every single time. I almost never have to buy a new brush now that I have become obsessive about cleaning out the bristles.


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    A DSG, done with good ol fashioned ink

    Pilot Precise V5 on ink jet paper. Got real frustrated with color, and my digital art stuff... So I went old school and got my idea on paper!
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    Anid Maro - You probably don't need to soak your brushes that much. I give my brushes a good cleaning only when I'm really ready to stop. If I just need to put the brush down for a while, I find it's ok to just swish it in my cup of rinse water and lay it flat on a folded paper towel. In any event, it's not a good idea to leave your brush upright in a container of water, as over time that will cause the bristles to bend or splay.

    At the end of the day, I like to use "Master's Brush Cleaner and Preserver" to give the brushes a good cleaning, though regular soap will work fine too. You can leave a little brush cleaner in the bristles and re-shape the brush point with your fingers... just make sure you rinse it well before you use it again.

    I guess this is a good place to mention it... if you are really into ink as a medium, do yourself a favor and get a copy of JA Smith's "The Pen and Ink Book". I plug this book every chance I get... it's an amazing resource, but very focused on this particular medium.
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    Arttorney & CCThrom, thanks both of you for the advice. Now I can start properly cleaning my brushes, and only once per setting to boot.

    I've made a note of that book too CCThrom, I'll keep an eye out for it.
    -My work can be found at my local directory thread.

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    ...technically these are done in ink.... well at least part of them.... they are accompanied by areas of gouache...

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    Thinking Instead of Being

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    Aspiration Without Expectation

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    Hey,
    I got a new Sumi-E brush from China Town and I really wanted to just do... something with it. I wanted to draw a portrait so I decided who better to ink than one of my favorite musicians and possibly the greatest inspiration for me to start playing bass - Martin Mendez.
    It's black ink (Games Workshop... lol), and very diluted white paint (Windsor and Newton). All of the textures are hand made/painted, they're not photo over lays. The scan really makes it look bad, it's much better IRL.

    Inklings --- a place for ink drawings

    I hope you like it!
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    ^^^ interesting outcome, the marks and stains outside of the actual portrait give the overall work a balanced quality... very visually pleasing. Very nice usage of your medium.

    ...got any more similar to this??

    Keep up the hard work.

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    I haven't looked in this thread in a long time, I really like everyones ink work.
    These are a few ink drawings I've done recently. Some are with brush but most are done with pen, either microns or dipping pen.
    Check out my sketchbook: Draw or Die

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    SB stuff

    For the Max The Mutt life drawing course, we draw exclusively with ink in the sketch-books. Because we are forced to live with our mistakes, we LEARN VERY QUICKLY.
    Last edited by keith eager; February 14th, 2012 at 03:57 PM.

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    some of mine not exacly same tipe

    here are mine there more abstract than what was originaly on this post but w/e i think they will do

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    Feel free to send me tips on how to improve my art!! I WANT TO LEARN !!

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    silly stuff

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    Portrait of french 60's actor Alain Delon done with a cd marker

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    And of course, with the birth of the artist came the inevitable afterbirth - the critic.

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