CHROMA India Inks

Many artists who use watercolor paint or other liquid mediums use waterproof India ink for their outlining because the ink does not bleed once it is dry.

Some other artists use both black and colored India ink as their choice medium in place of watercolors.

The ink is diluted with water to create a wash, and typically done so in a ceramic bowl. The ink is layered like watercolors, but once dry, the ink is waterproof and cannot be blended.

Ink blotting is a form of art in which the artist places a blob of ink on special paper, then using a blower (a hair dryer will also work) blows the ink around the page, then sometimes will fold the paper in half to get a mirrored image ink blot.

Some artists who favor using monochromatic color palettes (one color but in different shades), especially grey tones, often use India ink for its ability to be mixed in water for lighter colors as well as its ability to layer colors without bleeding.

Tattoo artists use India ink as a black ink for tattoos.


*Ink Art "Alkes" by Jerome Royer