It is certainly no secret that I enjoy doodling but thanks to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, I have become enamored by doodling over color backgrounds!
These are the main pens/markers that I use:
1) Faber-Castell PITT big brush pen in black: it fills in the background very quickly and makes thicker lines.
2) Sharpie pen: this is for the thinner line work and does not bleed through.
3) Signo Uni-ball white gel pen: all the highlights are done with this pen.
This page started off with left over paint that I rolled on with a brayer.
It was easiest for me to keep the letters in more of a block form for this page but I’m going to see if I can get “fancier” with the type!
I lightly sketched in the pansies first with a pencil. That way I got the shape right without having to worry about the marker lines.
When I doodle with only black on a white page, I am always adding to the design. I’m finding that with this method of doodling, I have to think a bit more because essentially, I’m taking away from the design (the color in background) with the black marker instead of adding more marks to my design.
Both types of doodling are huge stress relievers for me. So whether I start with a blank page or slap some color down first, I enjoy the process! Did this give you a different perspective on your doodling? I know it did for me.