Wednesday, April 20, 2011

bonsai


gouache and transferred ink

5 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Striking. Gorgeous. Love the gold with red...

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued. What is transferred ink? They've all been good.

Ester Wilson said...

thanks for your kind words!

The transferred ink is a process of printing a mirrored image using a laser printer, then putting that print face-down onto the sketchbook and dabbing the back of the paper with xylene, then while holding the paper onto the surface, rub the back with a burnishing tool (like a spoon) so that the laser ink will transfer onto the sketchbook.

I usually use either my own drawings or copyright-free images to transfer, and in the case of the last several posts, the images came from an old anatomy book.

Tati Karpa said...

love the bonsai

congrats for your artwork and blog!

SKIZO said...

Fabulous