Slowly but surely…

Back to the magazine project…only this time much (much!) larger. Think 4ft by 5ft. Why did I think this would be easier? Oof. Not really loving the materials — markers/pens and gouache for the white letters. Once every page has been copied, I may go around with gouache/acrylic/something to bump up color/detail/etc. i’m trying not to think too much about it at the moment, otherwise i’ll probably give myself an aneurism thinking about what’s wrong with it. I tried using wax pastels on the first attempt. Lack of control/detail really gave me trouble. I toyed with going back to all black, but I really think the whole layered color thing might be better suited to this size. Markers do look a little cheap and childish, but i needed something i could get on the paper quickly, and often at an awkward angle. Marker seed to fit the bill… Hmm.
Only way to figure it out is to commit to it and get on with it, right?
I was really hating this up until tonight…I was able to add 3 more layers, so it’s finally getting to the point where it’s a little less readable in parts, which is where it starts to get interesting.