Pens and Inks, Continued
An indefinite blend is a portion of a painting where the applied pigment
settles on the paper surface without manipulation. The effects are random
within the designated area of the indefinite blend. Select an area to create an
indefinite blend, clouds in a sky, for example. Moisten only the area the
indefinite blend is to occupy. Add one or two darker tones. Select tones that
are darker than the tone you want in the finished picture as washes dry
lighter than they appear wet. Excess water will randomly carry the pigment
across the paper surface. When the moisture evaporates, the pigment will
settle leaving a soft-edged image of what you should perceive as clouds.
Figure 1-26 illustrates the procedure for creating an indefinite blend.
Figure 1-26.Creating the indefinite blend.