South West Art


Inks feed

Inks offer quite different properties from other transparent water soluble mediums, such as Water Colours. There are two main types of Inks available on today's market.

Drawing Inks have been used by illustrators since 1800's, where the main requirement is brilliance of colour. Today they are formulated from a series of soluble dyes in a superior shellac solution.  These inks can be applied with brush, dip pen or airbrush and are widely used by designers, calligraphers and artists as well as illustrators. The range of transparent colours are all permanent once dry.

Acrylic Inks by comparison are a new product, providing an alternative to the transparent colours provided in the Drawing Ink range. 

Acrylic Inks combine the permanence and opacity of acrylics with the brilliance and liquid fluidity of Drawing Inks. Fantastic for use with mixed media and as an alternative to inks, acrylics and watercolour when using more traditional techniques.

Hints & Tips

Zest It and Oil Pastels

Add Zest It, low odour turpentine substitute, to oil pastels and discover a whole new painting medium.

Carry your water in your brush!

No need to take lots of equipment out with you - take an Aquash brush and your watercolour pencils and sketch on the move.