Today, I’ve taken a bit of a break from drawing doodle art and played with Distress Oxides and other media. The photo above shows just a couple of the small pieces of art I’ve created.
The top two are drawn on Strathmore Bristol paper with a vellum surface which was prepared with Distress Oxide inks brushed on using a stencil brush. That worked really nicely! I used a Faber-Castell Pitt Artists pen to draw the design on and then I used Inktense pencils to deepen colours and add shading, before adding just a few metallic highlights here and there. I really enjoyed drawing these ones, and I have some more pieces of the inked paper ready to draw on – that’s the rest of my evening sorted then!
The bottom two are from some experimenting I did earlier in the day. Both were drawn using a Sakura Glaze pen. I used Derwent Color Soft pencils to add colour to the design drawn on Kraft paper, and Inktense pencils with a damp brush on the other.
I also had some 3D Crystal Lacquer made by Sakura Hobby Craft arrive today, so I added dots of that to various elements in the bottom two to see what it’s like.
I have been trying out watercolouring with the Distress Oxides, and they end up with a finish that is similar to gouache. I’m not sure I like using them in this way, however.