How I work
I begin each piece by mapping it out in pencil before working over the top with dip pen and Chinese ink, and once this outline is completed, I then build up many layers of dip pen and washes of black ink. Chinese ink is not waterproof, so I have to wait for these layers to dry completely before adding any colour. Following this stage, I then add washes of watercolour to the image, using watercolour pencil to add more detail. Finally, I sometimes use charcoal over the top of the ink and watercolour to add extra depth and texture to the artwork. This process takes days, with each image consisting of at many layers of ink, paint, pencil and charcoal.
You can see a time lapse video of one of my paintings below.