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Markers and a Pigment Liner Were Used in the Moleskine Sketchbook.
Markers and a Pigment Liner Were Used in the Moleskine Sketchbook.

Finally, I am done with “Z”. The bright colors are indicative of how good I felt about finishing this one. Most of the textures were inspired by everyday things but a couple were inspired by poetry.

I was able to use the markers without causing the paper to buckle or disintegrate by using multiple, light layers and allowing each layer to dry before adding the next. The black pigment liner was used to outline things after I was finished with the color. The crisp black line does a great job of hiding the imperfections and making the color pop.

My approach on this letter was more illustrative and less literal than some of the letters in this series. I like the playful, quilted-look and I am planning on doing more of these in the future.

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By using the pigment liner when I was finished with the colored areas, I was able to cover small imperfections and make the images look crisp.

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