Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bookplate Design

Exploring the effects of graphite with Old World Iron Gall ink on this bookplate design. It adds a bit of dimension. Finished size is 5"x 3.5" on Arches HP Paper. The Old World Iron Gall ink works well for work that will be reproduced. It is quite a bit heavier than McCaffery black and thickens up rapidly as it exposed to air. I still prefer it to any sumi inks for work that will be reproduced. It allows for the delicate hairlines and crisp shades without getting overly heavy. This design was done with an Esterbrook 357 in a straight holder.

7 comments:

Jennifer Lavin said...

this is so beautiful!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thank you Jennifer!

Dana said...

So delicate. I love this so much!!

acornmoon said...

So graceful, you make it look effortless which of course it isn't!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Dana!!!!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thank you Valerie!!!!

Jane Farr said...

Spectacular!!