Thursday, January 12
Watercolor + Fineliner: My New Fav!
One of the latest tools I've been using to outline my paintings is a Fineliner filled with Golden Fluid Acrylics. It's not quite as messy and unpredictable as using my ink+bamboo pen, so depending on my mood, it's a great alternative!
It can still give me an imperfect look though if I outline quickly (and I prefer this). I get nervous when I'm about to outline something, mainly because it's the last step in my process, and I can wreck something completely if I'm not paying attention. There have been a few pieces scrapped after an outline gone awry!
The Fineliner gives me a bit more control, and I really like the look. Since I'm using acrylic paint, it always has a different (and raised) texture against my watercolor paint, and that can be a nice detail depending on the look you're going for.