|Sometimes it's fun to paint with a raggedly little oil-painter's bristle brush--I often use this for spatter, but since this teddy is SO fuzzy I thought I'd try it for her fur! These are the new QoR watercolors I've been testing--mostly, here, the Naples Yellow, Burnt Sienna, and Cobalt.|
|I sharpened the end of the brush with an X-acto knife to use as another tool--almost like an ink pen.|
|Here it is in action...|
|I did use a brush for the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as the pads on her feet and hands--I have a bit more control.|
|The new Sharpie EF white waterproof marker worked well for eye-sparkles and light-struck fur...it's got acrylic paint in it, so once it dries you can paint over it. (I tried the oil base one but didn't like it--it soaked into the paper!)|
Remember, your journal is a great place to PLAY and try out different tools, mediums, and approaches. Mine gets a lot of use like that...