Today I'm going to talk to you about why I like to draw over my painting.
You probably think the order of painting is draw everything out and fill it in with paint. There's nothing wrong with doing things that way, but I find it difficult when I’m trying to paint around all the tiny details I drew.
That's a pain.
iI’ve tried blocking in the area and then painting on my details,
but I don’t have that much control with the brush.
I personally find it much easier to draw in my details over the painted area with a pencil.
This gives me a kind of map for where things go. Then I can just go and fill in the shapes I drew.
If you’d like to try this method, make sure the paint your using either has a matte finish or you use a matte medium with it. Glossiness will prevent the pencil from adhering properly. Also, make sure the paint is completely dry before you attempt to draw over it and try to lay it on too thick. This has caused problems in my experience.
Painter of portraits and wildlife