December's Artist & Ambassador of the Month: SARAH ROBISON

by Stephen Hans

1) What kind of alcohol ink artist are you? How did you get started? Tell us a little about you.

I discovered alcohol inks back in 2017, four years after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, and fell completely in love with creating with them! I had never heard about alcohol ink in college, so I purchased all the supplies needed and just kept playing and experimenting! I create mainly abstract work, and sometimes incorporate acrylic inks, and resin topcoats into my work as well.

Tide Pools - 20"x26"

2) What would you say are your specialties as an alcohol ink artist? What sets you apart?

My specialty is incorporating a lot of nature-inspired texture, brushwork, and movement into my dynamic compositions. I typically choose cooler colors that are a bit more soft and natural, or moody, and that have a soothing, calm feel. I also love creating alcohol ink animal pieces that combine abstract colors and texture with the recognizable forms of animals.

Humpback Whale Print

3) Do you teach how to do this at all? How can we learn from you?

I currently share tutorials with my Instagram subscriber community, but am planning on creating online video courses in the future, and possibly in person classes locally!

4) What advice for new alcohol ink artists would you offer?

Don't get discouraged if you're not getting the results you want with alcohol inks! Keep making work regularly, even if you don't know what to make, as the more you work with alcohol ink you will discover and hone your own specific style and technique. Because of the fluid, chaotic nature of alcohol ink, there will always be surprises that you weren't expecting. Be inspired by and have an open mind when these surprises happen and learn to be flexible and adjust your plans according to how the inks are moving.

Transitory - Greeting Card

5) What have you enjoyed most about using T-Rex Inks? Do you have any in-depth review videos / posts about our inks we can link to?

I love the broad range of unique colors T-Rex Inks offers, and the saturation levels of the inks. Monsoon is definitely my favorite! The pure white ink is also amazing! The texture it creates when mixing with your colored inks is incredible.

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My Instagram handle: @sarahrobisonart