Next up- Walking through WIPs

Still working on those backgrounds.
Once I get the background where I want it.
Time to doodle.

I usually work with Staedtler Lumocolor  or the all time Favorites- Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens.
They come in a variety of sizes and colors. Be wary- some varnishes make them run if you try to brush stroke them- you need to pat the varnish on over them. learned that one the hard way! :o)

ok- now that the doodling is done- time to add a slick outline of Titanium white- the object is to use the color of the background to color and everything else added is merely to enhance- kind of like working in a negative.

When I am working on three or four pieces at a time- I just mix up a batch of paint in a container-
(re-using take-out food containers is the best! they come with lids, go right in the dishwasher- and you don't have to feel guilty about throwing them away- cause you have already used them twice!)
to get it the way I need it for the outlines- I mix in Acrylic Flow Release ( Golden Additives) and spray with water- mix, mix, mix. I can't tell you how much- it is a feel thing- I never use it the way the directions state- and have found it to have amazing texturing abilities when mixed... improperly! just play around with it- you can't go wrong!
Till the next step~

Enjoy each other.
Live well.


Selchie said...

Hey Lovely,
welcome back to you too! Loving the new blog, very vibrant.)Congrats.


Whisperings 13 said...

Thank you Selchie! I am afraid it is only temporary though! lol- I am waiting for my "true" blog to be created~ But I really like it in the mean time- the red and swirleys make me happy :o)
Good to see you again! hope all is well on your side of the world!