Walnut ink drawing

., Drawing

I collected walnuts from the walnut tree here at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, boiled them down in water and added salt as a preservative. It makes a beautifully rich sepia ink, the same used by Rembrandt three hundred years ago.

I imagine the same amount of ink would have cost easily four hundred dollars. And i need a lot of ink right now.
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