In my daily doodling/sketching practice, I've stumbled upon the lovely combination of copic markers with gray toned paper. The paper is heavy enough to handle a good amount of marker so I can shove color around. I love the water color textures!
At first I was simply playing with gray scale, trying to understand how to blend and shade.
I can resist through a little white colored pencil onto to make certain features pop, and before I knew it the kitty was in color.
Liking how the markers bleed through the page, I tried and experiment with this purple cat. All of his color is applied on the back of the page, using a blending marker to move and blend colors. Fun! Then, on the front of the page, I added black lines to complete the image.
This is so much fun, I want to see how far I can push this :)