I have to use a photo to sketch her — unless it is a 10-second sketch!
Two things I learned in yet another attempt on a black cat:
- The dang Pilot Parallel pen continues to run with so-called waterproof ink.
I give up, and it goes away. As much as I love the pen,
I am into the things that work, and this pen continues to run!!!!
2. I used two pens and two different brushes initially to draw and color her (no pencil this time) and each ink had a different sheen which resulted in a horrible image (left). I finally went over it in a watercolor wash of Paynes Grey and Van Dyke Brown to create the uniform color you see in the end, followed by the touches of White Uniball Signo.
Strathmore paper with Platinum Carbon Ink and DeAtramentis Ink,
and Kuretake Zig Brush Pen 22 and Pentel Pocket Brush Pen,
with White Uniball Signo and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
©D. Katie Powell.
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