Cascading Light by Kevin Nakagawa, CA 2008
Dye based and pigment inks on 4.25" x 11" Glossy Card Stock.
I used three colors to ink this scene. The first was a Memento "Grey" by Tsukineko. This ink has a nice consistency to it for a first color. The ink is thick, saturated, and a little "slippery". It goes on the paper nicely but doesn't absorb into the paper too quickly. This allows you to spread the ink smoothly without leaving heavy marks created by your applicator. I added shadows into the scene using this ink. My focus was the four corners of the scene to frame it and then worked on the shadows. Good areas to add depth were under the trees, in areas of the clouds, and on the right side of the castle. I saw these as possible areas where the moonlight wouldn't be and to create a dark-light-dark-light oscillation from the top of the scene to the bottom. This lighting scheme is something that I do in all of my scenes. Black ink was added to accentuate the darkest areas of the shadows. Afterwards, I decided to add a Ranger Industries Peach Bellini to the scene to add warth and depth to the color scheme. Colors were added with a Colorbox Stylus Tool.