This is me trying to break my habit of drawing with black lines on a white background. Having grown up doodling on white photocopy paper with pencils and pens, my instinct is still to go for black lines on white. To try something different, here I started with a coloured background and a white paint brush (“Molten Filo”) and finished him off with a few orange flourishes with the “Creamsicle” watercolour brush. It’s very satisfying to break away from what’s comfortable and shaking things up is always a nice way to kickstart your creative impulses.
If you’re wondering about the texture, I am painting above a coloured background layer but underneath a copy of that layer, which is set to ‘overlay’ thus providing the linen-like texture.