First post under inks category
The Arabic calligraphy inks are an essential part of your Arabic calligraphy tools repertoire.
you use will determine more than just the colours of your piece of work.
Of course, the colours that you may choose to use are what may strike you first when looking at a piece.
But, when using Arabic calligraphy inks you also have to consider the the consistency of the ink.
You also need to develop a feel for the flow of the ink on your pen.
This will help you know when you need to dip for more ink, or dab some away.
In the end you don’t want to have a wonderful piece you laboured over to be spoiled by an unsightly and irreversible blotch of ink.
As I try different inks available on the market, you’ll be able to read about them here.
You’ll be able to read considerations to have with the inks.
I also want to make my own inks.
By making my own inks, I can explore colour ranges that might not be so easy to buy.
It will also let me test different consistencies and textures in order to achieve different effects.
You will be able to learn how to make your own inks as well.