Dr Ph Martins Bombay Inks
Lightfast, permanent, waterproofNon-clogging and non-toxicAdheres to almost all surfacesTransparent except Black and WhiteThese inks are perfect for permanent background washes for airbrushing on a wide variety of surfaces and for a myriad of design and fine art applications too long to list here. There are 24 colors in the line but you can make your own colors as they are easy to blend together. You can reduce color strength by just adding water without reducing the permanency of the color.They dry to a rich velvety matte finish that allows for working over as well as for providing easily photographed reproduction art. To richen up the color, you can glaze using a gloss spray varnish or any acrylic based gloss varnish. Black and white have incredible covering power while colors are ideally transparent.Realism by Janet Nunn WatercolorsPainting a realistic picture is not always a direct painting. This painting of the "Butterfly Wings" © 2008, is a realistic rendering of a butterfly. Using the Dr. Ph. Martin's India ink gives a solid start of the Butterfly. Since India ink is permanent, you can paint over it and the paint will stay. The detailed drawing came to life with the painting of the India Ink. The brightness of the butterfly is the Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors. These watercolors are fresh and blend so easily.Combining the realistic drawing of the butterfly with the India ink and the blending of the watercolors give a touch of realism.