I'm starting a new Venice Alcohol ink.
The city views have much more detail than my flower inks and therefore require more planning and drawing.
Once I'm done with the drawing I use masking fluid
to white out and outline some of the details.
This takes a lot of time but it's worth it. I'll be able to apply the inks freely concentrating more on the patterns and combinations rather than "staying in the lines". This next phase is rather messy and I always feel as if "I messed up a perfectly good drawing" but it all works out in the end.
I'll start painting this tomorrow night at the Rockton River Market in Settlers Park. Come on down and join me.