watercolor, watercolor pencil, ink, India ink, grahite pencil
Finally Medusa’s ready. The layers of colour were a lot of work on this one. Especially since I was working on new paper…one that required a little more TLC than my usual paper. I usually work on Schut paper because it’s nice and smooth and very white. It’s a fair price for watercolor paper, but still expensive when doing a handful of illustrations a day. So, my illustrator friend Ingrid Friesen gave me a block of cheap watercolour paper, bought at an outlet store for books. She said it was good…and it is! But it’s a lot thinner than my regular paper and a little more prone to give off fibres when I draw with pen and ink. But positioning my pen differently helped heaps!