I made a decision so as to add color to this art work utilizing Derwent Chromaflow pencils and Gamsol with tortillons/paperstumps.
I liked the color because it was, however the design appeared moderately flat; there was little sense of ‘quantity’. So, I hope to deliver that out.
So little of the colored pencil is required when it’s blended out with Gamsol, and it’s translucent sufficient that the underlying waterdrop texture remains to be seen.
Though I largely used pink, purple and blue to create the background, I assumed that teal would make a very good addition. That was a very good determination, in my humble opinion!
White dots and contours from a Uniball Hybrid Gel DX pen add highlights that present up significantly better on the extra intense colors. Spots and contours of gold will even add some curiosity, however I must be acutely aware of not overdoing it!
I used to be actually nervous about utilizing Gamsol with linework drawn with Dokumentus ink. I had no actual must be; the Gamsol didn’t have an effect on the ink. I set free an enormous ‘Phew!’ at that!. My TWISBI Eco fountain pen with Dokumentus ink and an additional tremendous nib labored fantastically on areas the place colored pencil and Gamsol had been added.
I’ve quite a lot of work to do till this design is full. I’m, nevertheless, in no rush to try this. I can work on it a bit at a time. I’m prone to submit updates every so often although!
If you happen to’d prefer to see how I added color with pencils and Gamsol, then a YouTube video might be accessible to view from 16:00 UK time on Friday 2 June 2023.