When I bought some arts materials at the shop I picked also a couple of felt tip pens. I tried them on a spare piece of card and tested the effect when I applied a wash. I liked it.
I decided to do the same on my sketchbook.
I had seen some drawings from an illustrator and I fancied the idea of including part of me in a drawing. I also included the sketchbook.
Fail: I learned that felt tip pen and wash are not suitable for my small sketchbook: the paper is not thick enough to take it and it just looks dirty.
I gave up on felt tip pen for a while then I decided to give it another try.
This time I used a similar subject (my feet and the room) with a thicker, more absorbent paper. The wash created interesting effects against the textured paper.
I liked the results of this technique and decided to have another self-portrait. This time one where I could see my face. I framed myself inside the thick mirror frame.
There are also interesting effects you can get with felt tip pen and colour. I’ll show you what I mean in the next blog post.
Thanks for reading this. I hope you enjoyed it.