I've talked previously about the bluebell wood workshop I did, when I discovered I really liked combining watercolour with other media. This is on similar lines. I can't remember where I read about this, and I am using different media to that used in the original article, but it starts off using acrylic inks as an underpainting.
First, I drew Mr Hare then went over the image with India Ink and my trusty twig pen (see this previous post).
Once dry, I flooded the paper with water, then dropped in some acrylic ink in various colours, and tilted the board to get some interesting effects. I also dropped in some granulation medium, which makes the pigment clump together.
When that was completely dry (I left it overnight), I took my coloured pencils and Neocolor II crayons and when to work building up quite a few layers. The whiskers are done with a Sharpie white paint pen.
I really like the way the underpainted colours, being so strong, show through.
Now I've got the measure of how all this media works together, I've started another painting, this time a cheetah!
Happiness is a bit of random razzle-dazzle!