Ink on Paper

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!



 

 

 

View No. 1 - Karen Robinson's ink drawings created in Marco Luccio's arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

View No. 1 – Karen Robinson’s ink drawings created in Marco Luccio’s arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Over recent years, I have become more and more interested in the use of ink on paper, after seeing what others have so creatively been able to produce with this intriguing medium.  I feel now is a good time to expand my repertoire as an abstract artist, in the use of other mediums and materials. With this thought in mind, I recently had purchased a set of bottles of ink with the intention of setting about using them, only to discovery, that I needed a lot more knowledge and I also needed to develop new artistic skills to be able to use them effectively.

 

ONE-OFF SESSION WITH MARCO LUCCIO

So when I saw this opportunity to take up a one-off session with Marco Luccio to ‘dip my toe’ into the world of ink and paper, I couldn’t resist doing so!  Marco Luccio, a formidable Australian artist himself and avid user of ink, ran a 3 hour session on ‘Sketchbook, Travel Studies Techniques and Frank Hodgkinson:  The Nude, Crowds and Interiors‘ and it was so much fun.  Marco Luccio demonstrated various approaches to drawing with ink on paper, using a feather, stick, brush and even just our fingers.  He provided a series of powerful and expressive drawings of classic, common and natural subject matter (Marco Luccio 2015) of famous artists, for us to use as form of inspiration, in order that we could become familiar with the techniques demonstrated by himself, and those evident in the sketches produced during the session.  Please refer to ‘Ink on Paper Back Stories – A New Artistic Direction for Me!” below to view ink work that I had created within Marco Luccio’s one-off session.

 

View No. 8 - Karen Robinson's ink drawings created in Marco Luccio's arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

View No. 8 – Karen Robinson’s ink drawings created in Marco Luccio’s arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

 

 

INK ON PAPER BACK STORY with Marco Luccio

View No. 7 - Karen Robinson's ink drawings created in Marco Luccio's arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

View No. 7 – Karen Robinson’s ink drawings created in Marco Luccio’s arts session on creating powerful & expressive drawings Feb 2015.JPG

 

 

 

CAE ‘PRODUCE DRAWINGS’ WITH TIM JONES

During my ‘Produce Drawings’ class with teacher, Tim Jones, I had the another opportunity to learn new ink drawing techniques. Please find below a link on the blog I wrote in relation to this session.

 

15-20 Class 8 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph by Karen Robinson Sept 2016 NB images protected by copyright laws

15-20 Class 8 ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Tim Jones – CAE Teacher demonstrating the use of ink in ‘Produce Drawings’ class.  Photograph by Karen Robinson Sept 2016 NB images protected by copyright laws

 

 

INK ON PAPER BACK STORY with Tim Jones

  • Please click below to read the back story for:-
  • Ink on Paper – CAE Certificate III in Visual Arts Class 8:
  • September 2016
  • Titled:  Produce Paintings and Drawings” Blog by Karen Robinson
9-20 Class 8 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph by Karen Robinson Sept 2016 NB images protected by copyright laws

9-20 Class 8 ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Ink Drawing and Photograph by Karen Robinson Sept 2016 NB images protected by copyright laws

 

 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP SESSIONS

Please find below ink drawings that I had done after producing a creative writing piece with Mind Australia’s Creative Writing Group for carers and facilitated by Judy Bird.

 

No. 3 of 4 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Things I Dislike' Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected 29.07.2015 .JPG

No. 3 of 4 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Things I Dislike’ Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected 29.07.2015 .JPG

 

 

INK ON PAPER BACK STORY with Creative Writing Group

No. 1 of 1 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Things I Dislike' Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist 29.07.2015 NB All images and stories are copyright protected .JPG

No. 1 of 1 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Things I Dislike’ Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist 29.07.2015 NB All images and stories are copyright protected .JPG

 

 

No. 1 of 6 Creative Writing Group Session 'Where there is a will...there is a solution!' by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist 1.8.15 NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

No. 1 of 6 Creative Writing Group Session ‘Where there is a will…there is a solution!’ by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist 1.8.15 NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

 

 

No. 1 of 4 Creative Writing Group Session 'Betty Boots' Ink on Paper by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist 1.8.15 NB All images are protected by copyright laws .JPG

No. 1 of 4 Creative Writing Group Session ‘Betty Boots’ Ink on Paper by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist 1.8.15 NB All images are protected by copyright laws .JPG

 

 

No. 2 of 6 Creative Writing 'My Bed' Ink on A4 Paper - August 2015 by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

No. 2 of 6 Creative Writing ‘My Bed’ Ink on A4 Paper – August 2015 by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

 

 

2 of 2 Creative Writing Session Sept 2015 'I am packed to go!' Ink on Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

2 of 2 Creative Writing Session Sept 2015 ‘I am packed to go!’ Ink on Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

 

 

No. 1-4 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Not A Game - But A Real Necessity'Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist 11.10.15 All images-stories are copyright protected.JPG

No. 1-4 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Not A Game – But A Real Necessity ‘Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist 11.10.15 All images-stories are copyright protected.JPG

 

 

No. 1-5 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'How Precious Time Is...'Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist 11.10.15 All images-stories are copyright protected.JPG

No. 1-5 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘How Precious Time Is…’Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist 11.10.15 All images-stories are copyright protected.JPG

 

 

No. 1-5 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'What Makes A Good Life' Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson Oct 2015 NB All Images copyright protected.JPG

No. 1-5 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘What Makes A Good Life’ Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson Oct 2015 NB All Images copyright protected.JPG

 

 

No. 2-5 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Support Me' Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson Oct 2015 NB All Images copyright protected.JPG

No. 2-5 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Support Me’ Schmincke Ink-A4 Paper by Karen Robinson Oct 2015 NB All Images copyright protected.JPG

 

 

No. 2 of 2 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Beautiful Other' Feather resting on - Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected Oct 2015.JPG

No. 2 of 2 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Beautiful Other’ Feather resting on – Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected Oct 2015.JPG

 

 

1 of 8 Creative Writing - Poem Titled 'Paris' and Schminchke & Liquitex Ink on Cotton A3 297x420mm 300GSM by Karen Robinson 17-11-2015 Copyright Protected.JPG

1 of 8 Creative Writing – Poem Titled ‘Paris’ and Schminchke & Liquitex Ink on Cotton A3 297x420mm 300GSM by Karen Robinson 17-11-2015 Copyright Protected.JPG

 

 

No. 1 of 5 'Merry Christmas it well be...' by Karen Robinson Artwork inspired by Creative Writing Piece - Schmincke Ink on A3 100% Cotton Movlin Paper Dec 2015 NB All images are protected by copyright .JPG

No. 1 of 5 ‘Merry Christmas it well be…’ by Karen Robinson Artwork inspired by Creative Writing Piece – Schmincke Ink on A3 100% Cotton Movlin Paper Dec 2015 NB All images are protected by copyright .JPG

 

MATERIALS USED

  • Travel Journal – Hahnemuhle Fine Art D&S, for pencil, ink and charcoal, natural white, sketch book suitable for journalism, 140g/m2 80 pages, size A4.  Has hard cover and sets of pages can be removed without the rest of the pages becoming unstable within the binding.  Very portable size.
  • Schmincke Acrylic Ink – has 36 brilliant highly pigmented lift-fast colours and 12 effect colours.  Suitable for drawing pens, calligraphy, brush and airbrush techniques. Comes in 28ml glass jar with dropper.  Is waterproof when dry. A large number of the bright colours are glazed or semi-glazed.  They can be made opaque by adding a slight quantity of extremely opaque aerocolour Professional colour supra white, without being made any brighter or losing their tinting strength.  Aerocolour Professional adheres particularly well to all sorts of papers and cardboards as well as the usual, non-absorbent surfaces such as film, hard plastics and after appropriate preliminary treatment, metal.  Link to Aero Colour Professional – finest airbrush colours PDF Chart: http://www.schmincke.de/fileadmin/downloads/AEROCOLOR.pdf
  • Bird Feather – random bird feather used as instrument to apply ink to paper via the quill part of the feather and/or the feathering part of the instrument.
  • End of Paint Brush – used the end of a paint brush that had been broken
  • Finger – used finger to smudge ink onto the paper
  • Paint Brushes – to wash paint across the paper
  • Cotton A3 297 x 420mm 300 GSM

 

 

 

 

INK ON PAPER ARTWORK IMAGE OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

The process of painting, painting story writing, digital photo painting and now ink on paper has offered me a way of expressing thoughts and emotions which can be difficult to say out loud.  I also came to understanding that art can be a very powerful way of communicating with others.  Therapy via art – gave me a voice…

My art therapy journey has been an important part of recent years and still will be an important part in years to come.  I am hoping that by sharing my art therapy journey, will inspire others, to take up art therapy to find their voice – in order to be able to move forward in most difficult of times.  Art Therapy has brought me now to a much better place where I find myself being able to seek joy in each day.  As an ongoing process, I will be blogging about my art therapy journey “moving forward” and expand on how others have used/are using art therapy to assist physical and emotional well-being .  I hope you will join me!

 


© Karen Robinson – August 2015

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!



					

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