(Imagine the title being said in a really cheesy kung-fu master voice.) One of the things I want to continue to do this year is experiment with various media for illustration. I think I might be closing in on my style with acrylics, and that's neat. But my line work practically disappears sometimes. It's something I need to be more aware of, especially as I'm not really a painter so much as a "draw-er."
My line work is something that's been pointed out to me as a wonderful thing time and time again, so I think it's in my best interest to try and find a method that preserves it a little more. I'm not jumping ship just yet, just playing around with my old nemesis watercolor to see if a technique will jump out and grab me. Maybe something I can apply to acrylics...we'll see.
Here's my experiment for today. It's one of my dummy frogs. (I mean from my dummy book, not that he's not smart. Look at him, he's reading!) I inked him out first with some waterproof ink then laid down the color. I did it very haphazardly, and didn't really pay attention to what I was doing. I just wanted to see what happened with the color. I like him...he looks a little textured. We'll see where these experiments go. I can definitely see the benefits to using watercolor on my comic style pages, especially now that I have my w-proof ink. Are you doing any experimenting?