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1. - Ink can be used for drawing, writing or painting, anything you chose! You can use it with a brush, cartridge pens or drawing nibs, even a goose-quill will do!

2. - Ink can be water-soluble or, unlike watercolor, waterproof. Once dried out, it stays where you left it, it doesn't run away from you!

3. - Ink can be watered down and used as washes, just like watercolor, but it can be used at full strength, achieving more consistent results!

4. - Ink, when dried on paper, results in a very appealing velvety surface.

5. - Ink is in many cases a lot cheaper than watercolor, even school quality (very cheap) inks bring lovely and very satisfactory results.

6. - Inks are colorful! Forget the black ink, you will be able to buy whole variety of colored inks. Also, you can mix them together to create many more colors & hues!

7. - White ink is a perfect assistant in many other techniques, use it to create highlights and special effects!

8. - Ink does not stink! Yet, avoid staining your clothes, you might have troubles getting rid of them...

9. - Available acrylic ink can be even used on canvas!



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LoreTheAwkwardWeirdo Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree with this post... ink is really good for making art works! I made a ink painting once for school and it made me discover the great posibilities of working with ink, not only as paint :)
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JCoolArts Jul 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
There should be one of these for colored/bw pencils ^
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jane-beata Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I will get to it soon (:
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JCoolArts Jul 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
:woohoo:
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xiaolin-kirby-fan May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I need to get back into the techniques of using inks; I tried it briefly and loved the results but I didn't go back to it properly...
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xTheShinyMewGirlx Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too.
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Minzile Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
:iconbigheartplz: totally agree with everything :la: ... and it is sooo dark :)
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:iconithilloth:
never tried ink for good, only on a few works and only black... sounds like I have to test it at last :D
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tvlookplay Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not to shaby
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