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This project takes a day to paint the background with free-form shapes and brilliant colors, then to dry. On day 2, take 10-15 minutes to "blow" the ink into spider-y stems across our papers. (Yes, water-soluble liquid black ink, not paint).

Trees: Paint over entire surface with different Fall colors. They can run together a bit but we don't want it to become one single mixed shade. Let dry completely. Take your black paint, and make it quite watery. Using your paintbrush or an eyedropper drop in some paint at the bottom. Blow upward to form a trunk. Add more black paint where you want your branches to begin and blow the paint as far as you can. Keep blowing until you have the tree looking the way you want it to. Dry…

Poetic Surreal Black Ink Pen Illustrations