As the caption states, I was trying something new when I drew this. I used a couple different pens and then added watercolor washes. But when I was working with the pens I didn’t try to consider my lines carefully and keep them to a minimum—I scribbled. It was great fun. And I felt that I might enjoy working this way more in the future so for the next few days I did more work this way which I’ll show you in some future posts.
Some subjects lend themselves to this approach, others don’t.
And one has to be in a fussy mode when sketching this way. Often I am sketching to STOP being in a fussy mode.
I think the paper type is also hugely important to this type of sketch. The Arches Text Wove loves different pen types and encourages fussy!
At the very end of the process, since I’d lost most of my highlights using large flat brushes for watercolor, I added some back with a little bit of white paint pen.
Here’s a detail of the image so you can see some of the layers.