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Uncommon Materials to draw or paint with

Do you paint with acrylics and salt? Watercolours and red wine? Tea and pencils? Inks and lemon? Then this is the right place for you!

Alphabetical list of Uncommon Materials to draw or paint with

Ina Mar Ina Mar 172 posts

I am doing my best to add everybody’s work little by little, so please be patient!
This list mostly contains artworks by members of our group, but also some artworks by artists who have not joined the group yet, especially if their materials or technique are interesting for our discussions.
Some artworks have been listed twice, because they contain two (or more) uncommon materials.

Artists use the following uncommon materials to draw or paint with:
balsamic reduction, bleach, blood, cacao, cherries and strawberries and other berries, citrus fruits (lemon, orange, lime, tangerine etc.), coffee, crackle medium, detergent, dried up paint, food coloring, Himalayan clay, make-up (lipstick, maskara, eye-liner, foundation, eye shadows…), neel, paprika, plaster, rain, salt, shoe polish, stale milk, tea, tea liqueur, toilet bloo, turmeric, toothpaste, urine/semen/faeces, walnut ink, wax and bees wax, windex, wines (red wine, white wine)…
and more to come soon!


BALSAMIC REDUCTION:

Balsamicscape
by Leunig

BLEACH:

Desmond
by Roy Wilkins
Burning Witch
by Thelma Van Rensburg

BLOOD:

Broken
by Zeb Shaffer

CACAO and HOT CHOCOLATE:

Imbarcazioni II
by Andrea Benetti
(not in the group)
Hot Chocolate Red
by Leunig
Balsamicscape
by Leunig

CHERRIES, STRAWBERRIES AND OTHER BERRIES:

Lust
by Ina Mar
Because he loves her, he drinks out of her used glass when she’s gone
by Ina Mar
He sends her messages through the dreams
by Ina Mar

CITRUS FRUIT (lemon, lime, orange, tangerine…):

Self-portrait on a rainy Saturday night
by Ina Mar

COFFEE:

Blind by My Inspirations
by Christina Rodriguez 
Coffee or Tea?
by Cindy Schnackel 
Smile (the Hippo)
by Lynette Shelley
Go! Fish
by Lynnette Shelley
Steampunk Mummy
by Barbora Urbankova
Anthea
by Christina Rodriguez
The sisters
by Michele Meister
Red Gryphon
by Lynnette Shelley
The ultimate morning wakeup
by Dianne Ilka
Inner Delusions of Mine
by Christina Rodriguez
Italian Coffee Break
by Dianne Ilka
In simpler times
by Dianne Ilka
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Watching the tennis with the boring Brazilian foot fetishist
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Maquette for meat mouth
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Full moon over Edlorowa street
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Sunday afternoon in Paris
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Returning to our Unconscious Reality…
by Christina Rodriguez
Coffee chicks
by Dianne Ilka
Sketchbook Project 2012, pp. 28 & 29
by Cindy Schnackel
Coffee as art
by Joel Carlson
(not in the group)
Love me
by Casey Pinkerton
Eat me
by Casey Pinkerton
Coffee flowers
by Dianne Ilka
Psyche without Amor
by Michele Meister
Burning
by Michele Meister

CRACKLE MEDIUM:

Senseless Scene B; humorous surrealism, two men and a chicken
by Cindy Schnackel

DETERGENT:

If your scent could bring you back
by Ina Mar
The bare truth
by Ina Mar

DRIED-UP PAINT:

Un-named Painting
by Joel Kitts

FOOD COLORING:

Witchy
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Born to be free
by Thelma Van Rensburg
The witche’s cross 2011
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Brains and Boobs
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Hysteria
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Burning Witch
by Thelma Van Rensburg
High Priestess
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Spirit of a witch 2
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Spirit of a witch 1
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Cheeks
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Bewitching 2
by Thelma Van Rensburg
She had high hopes
by Thelma Van Rensburg
She was so innocent
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Who is represented?
by Thelma Van Rensburg
The hand that rocks the cradle
by Thelma Van Rensburg
The nude queen
by Thelma Van Rensburg
Dragon Rider
by Leunig
Hot Chocolate Red
by Leunig

GRAVY BROWNING:

Balsamicscape
by Leunig

HIMALAYAN CLAY:
Himalayan clay is used for pottery but also in beauty products (eg. soaps) as an exfoliant.

Mysterious beauty
by Donna Malone

MAKE-UP (lipstick, maskara, eye-liner, foundation, eye shadows, nail polish…):

Embracing This Freedom of Mine
by Christina Rodriguez
Make up Your Mind
by Midori Furze
Red Dress
by Midori Furze
Lipstick Girl S
by Midori Furze
The sisters
by Michele Meister
Lipstick Girl Z
by Midori Furze
Burning
by Michele Meister

Did you know there is a Redbubble group dedicated to artworks created using make-up products? It’s the Make up your mind group!


NEEL:
Indian blue pigment

Mysterious beauty
by Donna Malone
Krisnas hat
by Donna Malone

PAPRIKA:

Blind by My Inspirations…
by Christina Rodriguez

PLASTER:

Elated
by Joel Kitts

RAIN:

first version of sept8cc(2)
by CollectiveC
(not in the group)

SALT:

Steampunk Mummy
by Barbora Urbankova
Experiment in pink
by Roy Wilkins
Assidic dream
by Roy Wilkins
The ultimate morning wakeup
by Dianne Ilka
Italian Coffee Break
by Dianne Ilka
Deep
by Ming Myaskovsky

SHOE POLISH:

The sisters
by Michele Meister

STALE MILK:

Desmond
by Roy Wilkins

TEA:

Hoot Owl
by Lynnette Shelley
Go! Fish
by Lynnette Shelley
Black devilfish or the angler fish
by Lynnette Shelley
Red Gryphon
by Lynnette Shelley
Her soul purified by the flood of his tears
by Ina Mar
Just checking my phone
by Donna Malone
Tulugaq (winter raven)
by Lynnette Shelley
The ibis
by Lynnette Shelley
Bantam
by Lynnette Shelley
Octopus
by Lynnette Shelley
I am not ordinary
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
I make it easy for you
by John Douglas
(not in the group)

TEA LIQUEUR:

The Call
by Ayan Ghoshal

TOILET BLOO:

Maquette For ‘Meat Mouth’
by John Douglas
(not in the group yet)

TOOTHPASTE:

Anthea
by Christina Rodriguez

TURMERIC:
Turmeric is a spice made from grinding curcumin roots, commonly used in fabric dyes and foods but also for medicinal reasons. It is native to tropical South Asia.

Mysterious beauty
by Donna Malone

URINE, SEMEN, FAECES:

Love amulets of the clumsy duchess 11
by John Douglas
Love amulets of the clumsy duchess 7
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Love amulets of the clumsy duchess 3
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Love amulets of the clumsy duchess 4
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Love amulets of the clumsy duchess 11
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Scat cat 46
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Scat cat 6
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Scat cat 22
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Scat cat 2
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Scat cat 5
by John Douglas
Eve
by John Douglas
Adam
by John Douglas
(not in the group)

WALNUT INK:

spotted bird
by Donna Malone
Still breathing dirt
by Donna Malone
Talking tree
by Donna Malone
11:11 mask
by Donna Malone
Just checking my phone
by Donna Malone
bird cry
by Donna Malone
Keep your eye on the sparrow on desk
by Donna Malone
somewhere in the mediterranean before christ
by Donna Malone
dont dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to come
by Donna Malone

WAX and BEES WAX:

Jesus
by RealPainter
(not in the group)
The Cavern
by Richard Tuvey
Magical Mystery Tour
by Richard Tuvey
The Rock Face
by Richard Tuvey
Outback landscape
by Richard Tuvey
Abstract expression 8
by Richard Tuvey
Poem about the sun
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
The inspector of tides
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Maquette For ‘Meat Mouth’
by John Douglas
(not in the group)
Transitions
by Angela L Walker
The opal fields
by Richard Tuvey
Un-Named Painting
by Joel Kitts
Faulted
by Joel Kitts
Paddocks 7
by Richard Tuvey
Submission
by Joel Kitts
More Flowers in the Field
by Angela L Walker
Organic
by Angela L Walker
Model Nr. 5
by Michele Meister
(image not in the group)
Together Forever
by Angela L Walker

WINDEX:

Steampunk Mummy
by Barbora Urbankova

WINE (RED WINE, WHITE WINE):

Smile (the Hippo)
by Lynette Shelley
Pigtails
by Loui Jover
Anna with red wine
by dairelynch
Les Michelots, France (Wine version)
by ian osborne
Les Michelots, France (same artwork
after 1 year)
La femme aux vins
by Corinne Pouzet
(not in the group)
Wine-producing estate
by Corinne Pouzet
(not in the group)
The poet
by Loui Jover
Lust
by Loui Jover
Paganini with Merlot stain and geometric pattern
by Loui Jover
Drunk too much last night
by Loui Jover
(please add this to the group Loui!)
I love red wine cause you love red wine
by Ina Mar
New ways of being
by Ina Mar
It’s a hard knock life
by Loui Jover
(pls add the materials
in the description, Loui!)
Greediness
by Ina Mar
Peacock blue
by Lynnette Shelley
Ornamental
by Lynnette Shelley
Tulugaq (Winter Raven)
by Lynnette Shelley
The ibis
by Lynnette Shelley
Bantam
by Lynnette Shelley
Insemination of the Heart
by Joel Kitts
Dragon Rider
by Leunig
leunig leunig 445 posts

excellent selection

Joel Kitts Joel Kitts 5 posts

This is a great tool! I will be trying to incorporate some of these into future works. well except for the bodily fluids one…not my cup of tea lol

I like seeing a few of my works up there too, thanks for this tool!

Joel

Ina Mar Ina Mar 172 posts

LOL @ “except for the bodily fluids”
Thank you for your contribution Joel! I am very glad that you find this list helpful, because the goal of our group is: sharing ideas, learning from other artist’s know-how, trying new methodologies and experimenting with new materials, creating unconventional art and perhaps hopefully finding new ways to make these materials known to a broader public…
I would like to try some of these materials too! Especially the rain, the salt, the blood and the crackle medium.

© Angela L Walker © Angela L Walker 927 posts

Wow! This is fantastic, Ina! A great resource and source of information. There are so many things listed here that are totally new to me when it comes to using them as a painting medium… you can probably imagine a few of those surprises! Thanks so much for the hard work you put into this group… you’re the BEST!