Markers + Alcohol inks + Canvas

Well, she is done. It took a while but I'm back on the bicycle and painting again. I started this painting 3 years ago, penciled it out and promptly forgot about it. Life just got in the way.

This canvas came back into my life recently and I've decided to take painting up again but this time in a different way. Instead of going my tradition route with oil paints, color pencil, airbrush and acrylic washes, I tried something new.

Most of this painting is done with Copic markers and Copic ink. Markers straight on canvas was a delight. I've never done it before and this technique brought me back to the days of doing marker comps at the Art Institute of Seattle. One of the really nice things about markers on canvas is the fact that you can almost pull all of the marker color back off of the canvas with a colorless blender. Copic refill ink and a heat gun created the inky wing patterns along with some airbrushing to smooth areas out.

My only complaint about this painting is that I couldn't get the detail I normally like cause it's on canvas. The texture of canvas totally irks me. So the next painting will be on Gesso'd illustration board.

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