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.