Paper Choices

When working with a fine pen, choose a paper surface that is firm and smooth: the tip of the pen should not snag on any bumps.

Apply the wash to the water areas. Follow the swirling S-shapes with the tip of the brush, releasing color from the ink to create a translucent quality in the water. Allow the wash to dry for 30 minutes.

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Use a plastic eraser to remove most of the pencil outline. Retain faint traces of the pencil at the top, bottom, left, and right of the drawing so that you can accurately position the stencil.

pressing hard on the pastel next to the stencil creates a crisp edge.

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