Bilbo, Bilbo, Bilbo

Geeez. Hell it’s been a while since the last time I tried to draw with ink instead of watercolours and it might take some time until I try it again. I mean there are some pros and cons for using ink but the main reason for me to stick with watercolours is just that they’re so more forgiving than ink. If you make a mistake while using watercolours, you just need enough water and you can blend it out pretty much, but make a mistake with ink and you’re fucked.

Well for this specific portrait I had to work with ink for several reasons:

  1. I wanted to draw with a quill ( to get that exact look like in the movie,or at least similar)
  2. It’s exactly the colour I was looking for
  3. Ink is much darker, so I didn’t have to repeat some steps like I have to do when working with watercolours

(The ink I used is from ROHRER & KLINGNER and is called “burnt Sienna”)

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