I do have to admit, I will do that as well. If I grab a random color and have a section that I'm working on and the color doesn't work, I will set it aside and go for another. I have to tell you, I really really dig your youtube tutorials, I think they will be very helpful in my growth.
so bright and colorful. it just looks like fun, the sort of thing that could turn a bad mood to good.
i have to compliment you on your marker work--there are no stroke marks. you must be incredibly good at detail and obsessed with it, yes? i do a lot of marker work, but there's no way i could get it so smooth and perfect! great work!
i've requested it for a few groups i run. (see my signature)
Believe it or not, it actually takes 3 to 8 layers to get that that quality... and, it depends on the individual marker. Some markers I cannot, no matter how much I go over and over, always leave tracks. Also, on some pieces, for the print/digital copy, I'll use an "edge preserving smooth" in a paint program. I think this one may be fairly raw.
Thanks again for all the encouragement.
And, a huuuuuggggeee thank you for the submission suggests.
This type of work is exercise, or, rather, time filler/killer. It usually takes me only a few minutes to sketch out, but can take months, even few have taken years, to finish. I usually do them when I have no focus but an amazing desire to create something... anything. LOL