More liquitex acrylic ink experiments, feat. my hub!

Dan talks to Wednesday group by Suzanne Forbes Jan 4 2023 2

He has joined a group of folks based in Oxford called “The Wednesday”, and they all talk about philosophy.

He gave a talk about “Umberto Eco and Semiotics” and I set up my little paint-drawing station with a Windsor-Newton watercolor block, my Liquitex acrylic inks, my chalk marker, and my PITT pens. I don’t know yet if I like these inks or not. I need to use liquid mediums and brushes to spare my hand and arm pain, but I never had a feel for transparent media.

So, this was a chance to try and work with it!

I use the chalk marker to bring up light values, and added a little pastel to refine a few highlights, plus watercolor markers to shade in some darks. So really it’s as mixed media as you can get. I don’t know if I like the results, don’t know if I’ll keep using the inks, and don’t know what else to try. I’m in negative capacity. That’s ok.

Hub said that “The Illuminatus Trilogy is really a sci-fi version of Foucoult’s Pendulum” because he’s a troll like that.

I’m so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to keep working and evolving as an artist,

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About Suzanne Forbes

Suzanne Forbes is a traditionally trained figurative artist who makes documentary art of queer culture and Berlin life. She also works in mixed media. She is a former New Yorker who immigrated to Berlin with her third husband and their two cats. Her work is crowdfunded by the support of her Patrons on Patreon; you could help! In previous lives Suzanne was a graffiti artist in downtown NY, a courtroom artist for CBS and CNN, a penciller for DC Comics on Star Trek, and a live-drawing chronicler of Bay Area alternative culture.

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