Pen and wash turn-arounds for Buddy Butterfly


More turnarounds, this time Buddy Butterfly. I did my best to rein in my tendency to lay on the wash with a heavy hand. In fact, to make it more likely that I wouldn’t ruin the drawing, I kept the wash very thin and applied it in 4 glazes, and then for the final glaze, doubled the drops of ink for the darkest areas. I’m thinking I could have done another glaze to get a little more pop.

The question now is what will happen to this sketch when I apply watercolor? Will it be bright? Or will it be dreary? We’ll find out tomorrow.

The outlines were inked with my trusty Rotring Ticky Graphic 0.7.