For this tutorial, I work with a set of colored India Inks and paint with them like watercolor for the first time to see how well they work as a wet medium. They are very beautiful and vibrant pigments that do not fade like that of a watercolor when diluted to the same liquid consistency. I have to say that I am highly pleased with colored India Ink because I can get such amazingly bright colors that I prefer to use in my own work. Check out the supply list and the video tutorial below to see how I create this beautiful portrait.

For this tutorial, you will need the following supplies:

Colored Inks (Higgins, Dr. Ph. Martin’s, etc.) Yellow, green, turquoise, magenta, sepia, indigo

White gel pen

Watercolor paper 140 lb.

#0 and #5 round brush