I’ve been working on the tissue paper and newsprint today. This is when I turn up the music and, as my sister calls it, “noodle” – painting itty bitty details. Some artists find this tedious, I find it relaxing. It doesn’t require a whole lot of thinking, just a little bit patience. If I have some good music I’m good to go!
I’m using a mixture of pthalo blue (red shade) and violet oxide for the dark shadows and print. Working wet in wet for the shadowing and dry brush for the lettering, adding water in the areas I want the lettering to fade. I’ve also been adding more detail to Jack, deepening the shadows creating more depth. Ok, back to noodling!