While working on my pen and ink drawing, “Ships of Tarshish” (Book of Ezekiel), I forgot to add my signature. Because my trademark signature involves my name written inside a thick bordered rectangle, I couldn’t just put somewhere else. There were only a few places I could have put it originally but those areas now had ink lines drawn there. Major surgery was required to fix this mistake. Here are the steps I took to correct the artwork.
Because this is a pen and ink artwork, my first step is to scrape off the ink from the illustration board. The scraping should be done in a similar manner as if you were creating white space on scratchboard.
Next, using some white acrylic paint I add a couple of coats of paint to make the rough paper smooth enough to write letters (my signature) and to make it solidly white like un-inked paper.
How To Fix Your Pen and Ink Drawing
And here is the corrected artwork with the signature as originally intended. You could avoid the scratching step all together if want but you’d need to add several coats of paint to produce a ‘solid’ white. Also you could substitute the acrylic paint for opaque gouache. I went with acrylic paint to keep everything waterproof.