So. This was huge and took longer then I expected but well, I also enjoyed it more then I expected. Win! 😀
The binding is nice and secure but a little hard to work with, I didn’t quite get to the very extremities there but it’s okay I think. Thought about doing a gradient background but decided against it cause the flowers and bugs are so colorful, it would have thrown it off I think.
Used Faber-Castell Polychromos and one miserable broken Prismacolor for the background. Uniball white gel pen for the dots. Did the background last because I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it in terms of gradient or no gradient and wanted to see how it plays out first. Good tactics if you’re unsure.
Now a tip, something to keep in mind when using gel pen for dots. Gel pen creates a raised surface, so the next page you color will have dots showing. There are two easy ways to fix this. One is to use gel pen after you’ve completed the next page (but who likes to wait, right?) and the other is to use a blending pencil to burnish out the dots. You don’t want to use the pencils themselves cause they have pigment and it will only make matters worse. You don’t have to blend the entire thing, just go over the dots and it will smooth out nicely.
Next I will have the review of Caran D’Ache Luminance for you, hopefully tomorrow 🙂