Amber Jai Nowell

Art & Design

Ganesh in Ink

Made for a drawing class, the project required a pattern and an ink drawing of an object. I chose to repeat a design element on the object by first sketching out the object in the center. Then I used contact paper with the patter drawn, then cut out of contact paper and washed with an ink-water mixture. Ganesh was then drawn out using various mixtures of black ink and water using a fine brush, using thin layers of ink to build depth and contrast. Fnd details were added with the same technique and a fine, sharpened bamboo skewer. the final piece measures roughly 22"x30" on cotton rag paper.