Alien Doodle with Paint Pens

Well, I finally figured out how to use paint pens. They really don’t work too well on canvas over acrylic paint, as I had tried earlier this month, but I was able to use them successfully in this piece. I really have to thank my son for this discovery, as we were sketching together and he just grabbed a handful of paint pens and started scribbling them all over his sketch pad. He made a cute little alien with the green pen and that inspired me to make my own alien. The paint pens worked wonderfully well on plain old sketch paper but they do tend to seep through to the other side so stick a piece of scrap paper behind the page you are working on to block the seepage. Work big and forget about adding lots of detail with the paint pens – they really are not suited for this.

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