Above: Sketch of actor William Talman playing Hamilton Burger on “Perry Mason.” Masking tape (left and top left), Montana Acrylic marker for pink lines and orange background (and some other colors); with Sharpie water based poster paint markers (a light blue and a white). In an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite Sketchbook.
So on Friday I wrote about how I like to use a 15mm wide Montana Marker to make a first pass when sketching quickly and then go back and be more precise with the brush pen ink lines (here the Pentel pigment brush pen with the squeezy barrel).
I’m still playing around with the Seawhite Sketchbook l (review will be posted another day). I’m still getting used to how my various tools work not only with the paper but the cropping and scale of the page. But I’m having a lot of fun.
Left: Detail of "Burger", because it's fun to look really closely.
I water to add a little bit of white back at the nose and the ear in this sketch and blop—leaking white pen (Sharpie water based poster paint marker). Despite the leaking I really like this white marker more than any other I’ve tried, even the Montana marker white. There is something about the opacity of this paint marker I really love, it almost comes out being dimensional paint.
Did I bury the lead in today’s post? Nope, I told you the point in the post’s title.
So when the first leak of white splashed onto the left side of the page I decided “Hey, that’s kind of fun.” And pretty soon I was playing the blotches up, all over the place.
I got very little paint on my clothing, really.
Note: If you aren't excessively aggressive when pumping the Sharpie Watersoluble Poster Paint Pen it gives you a nice flow and line.