If I take the time to sketch out an idea using India ink and mutilated brushes I often solve my design and value problems with less angst than when I start with just an idea. Ink flows; it reacts differently to wet and dry canvas or paper. By using brushes that I either create by cutting old brushes with scissors and exacto blades I feel more freedom than when I work with color. I am more spontaneous and when I goof I use acrylic or gouche white. The color work here is nothing like the black and white but I like both of them.