Textures make me smile. What can I sketch on one today? I ask.
The other day I made this brush pen and ink wash sketch on a pre-painted background texture. I love the way the yellow bits of textured background show as a glow here and there while the warmer reds come through as warmth on the face and ear. The serendipity of working on textures always makes me smile.
Don’t forget—if you’d like to learn how to make background textures to support your visual journaling and your mixed media work I have a class starting on February 3. It’s a six week class in which I lead you through my process and introduce you to working with a bunch of tools and media. You can read about Textures 2018: Backgrounds for Visual Journaling and Mixed Media here.
Note: If you work digitally but want a more “analog” look to your digital work, these textures allow you to keep working with traditional brushes and paints and add that look into your digital work.