Thursday, August 11, 2016

That's a Sexy Cat

I tinkered years ago with gel pens on black paper -- mostly the metallic, cheap kind.   Today, when my husband's kitty Nin-Nin did what he does every day and curled up on my art/writing desk while I journaled, I had an inspiration.  I wanted to know if I could draw him on black paper (he is pitch black with little white patches on his chest and belly... the purpose of these is to tempt you to touch them so that he can RAWR your hand).

So I got out the MUCH better gel pens that I own now -- Sakura Gelly Roll Pens -- and had a go at it. I'm fairly pleased with the result, though the "Souffle" pens don't work that well on this paper (the light blue background parts).  Or any paper, really... but I want to try them on photographs because I think the effect might be cool.