We used to have wallpaper very much like this. Everyone hated it 🙂
Ink sketch of horse. I’m experimenting with different types of paper. This is on a pad of treated paper meant for acrylics -it’s pressed with tiny diamond shapes to simulate a canvas; the ink behaves and doesn’t blot everywhere but then you don’t get the awesome marbling effects from it running unchecked. And if you look losely you can still see the tiny diamonds!
My friend Rachel dropped in this evening and brought her ink pencils with her. They are a lot like watercolour pencils, but thye’re a bit better behaved and brighter. You draw with them as you would a normal coloured pencil, but then you can use a brush and water to tease the colours out. They’re quite fun and solve the problem of ink blots.
Here’s my first attempt – a bear.
(These are the ones Rachel has: http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718
They’re over £20 a pack so I think I’ll be waiting until Christmas before I get any for myself!)