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Ink wash can liven up a scene as much as any color.

The several Facebook art groups I’ve posted in have made it very clear that people tend to prefer color work to black and white work, even just among drawings, so I wanted to push myself to use more color. Hedging my bet I pulled out about a dozen sketches from years back and colored in copies of them. This one’s based on a ballpoint pen sketch I did of a corner in a Panera restaurant in Springfield, Illinois probably sometime around 2003.

5.5 x 10 inches, watercolor pencils and ink wash on printed copy of ink original done on-site. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, part of a limited edition run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks which meet the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.

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