The Magic of a White Gel Pen

I often use a gel pen to add black details and outlines to my watercolors, but every so often I change things up and add white outlines onto a dark painting or paper using a white Gelly Roll gel pen. It’s a different effect. This was a watercolor wash I painted last week. Every time IContinue reading “The Magic of a White Gel Pen”

Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20

Day 20 – Roses. I decided to change things up and pulled out my white gel pen for these sketches. I should use it more. I like the look of it on a darker paper. Day 19 – Zinnia. I started this with a watercolor background – working from a photo I found in theContinue reading “Flowers – Inktober Day 19-20”

Having the time to experiment

Almost a month focusing on one theme has given me time to try new techniques and tools, including: Using a white gel pen to add the foam of the ocean Mixing different color combinations for the ocean and sand Adding white gouache to my skin tone mixture for a creamier look Using painter’s tape to achieve aContinue reading “Having the time to experiment”