Several years ago, my monkey alter ego Chuck Darwin produced a prize winning video that explained the technical nuances of digital color management: The Theory of the Evolution of Color Management. The primate scoffed at primitive humans that once used berries for ink.
|Free Ink - Berries by the Roadside|
I loved the imprecision of using the feather. Occasionally, a chunk of mashed berry would become lodged inside my quill, leading to thick, explosive lines.
Nothing like homespun art supplies. I have stockpiled pine tree sap to use in lieu of glue for an upcoming printmaking project. Stay tuned!
P.S. If you find yourself inspired to mash and draw, please keep in mind that the Pokeweed berries are toxic.
© John Nordell