It was suggested by a few folks that it would be good to do a semi-regular feature on some of the wonderful art that may not follow the norm of what’s posted out there. For this post, we’ll be taking a look at Arphalia and her work with ink washes.
"The ink washes are something I used to do ages ago before I got into the fandom. (I got into the fandom "officially" around 1997 or so but was aware that something called furries existed a few years previous but didn't have any access to check into the whole scene since I wasn't online yet.) I had marker phases, ink pen inking phases and a huge (and ongoing) colored pencil phase. Returning to ink wash and watercolor again still feels like a New Thing even while its not."
The contrast provided in these simple, monochromatic (or mostly so, as in the case of the center image above) is part of their draw: in many cases, the subject is actually lighter than the background.
They are not simply images on a page, but images on a texture.
Check out more of this awesome work on Arphalia's FA Gallery!