Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ink, Gauze, and Knitting Needle

Urban Sketchers official correspondent Ch'ng Kiah Kiean uses gauze to soak up Chinese ink in a portable ink bottle or small container. The gauze acts like a pad that lets you put as much ink as you want on a dip pen or brush—without having loose ink. Great for portable kits and sick artists who paint and draw in bed.

I used a variant here with a non-stick gauze pad and plastic card box, plus a wooden knitting needle.

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