An operatic dude

The sketch is of one of the outdoor sculptures on the Opera Walk, in the Italian Garden at Hastings Park. Lines and wash are made with the same ink. I love water soluble ink because I can draw lines and then selectively dissolve them into washes with a brush dipped in water. This ink is one of those that turns into other colours! The line it makes with a pen is a very dark purple, almost black. But golly gee, when water is added, the dried lines dissolve into pinks and blues!! (I’m easily thrilled.) The washes are very unpredictable compared to watercolour, but personally I like that. 

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