The weather has been SO COLD in Boston these past few months so you can imagine my excitement that Spring has finally arrived! Although it doesn't feel like it today, I know the weather is going to start warming up and Summer will be right around the corner! Oh happy day!
In the spirit of Springtime, I wanted to use a colorful ink to letter today's quote. I decided to use gouache which is a paint-like substance that comes in little tubes. You basically squeeze out a TINY amount and add a little water to get it to the right consistency. The rule of thumb is to get a consistency similar to whole milk. It took me a little while to get the "ink" flowing but once it did, I had no trouble at all! I actually (dare I admit?!) prefer it to the sumi ink that I've been using since it sticks a little better, giving me better control of my letter strokes and the few daring flourishes I tried to make. I also used my new Zebra G nib which I LOVE. I've been using the Nikko G nib so this was a nice change.