From time to time it’s been difficult to obtain quality takenokawa (bamboo husk) for recovering my barens. For some time I’ve wondered about alternative materials for baren covers, especially about using heat shrink tubing. I bought some six inch wide clear layflat PVC heat shrink tubing (12 inch circumference), cut a length about 2 1/2 […]
Archives for April 2011
Robin Carnahan portrait completed April 14, 2011. I first tinted the paper a deep blue using Prussian Blue and Carbon Black pigment suspensions in water. Then I drew in layers of white ink, blue ink, and black ink back and forth until I felt the drawing was no longer improved.