When it comes to mixed media, using a variety of art supplies may aid you in completing your artwork more quickly. Or in my case, help avert a disaster...*winks*
I started with a gessoed background in my altered book art journal [See the paintbrush lines? Use a sponge to apply your gesso for a smoother finish.] I drew an eye with an Inktense pencil, then used a waterbrush to activate the colour. After that, I decided to draw a nose and mouth to complete the face. The white Posca paint pen was used for highlights.
So, just a few days ago, I wanted to have a little creative time before bed. I decided against drawing the other eye in because I know the symmetry would drive me crazy [Usually, if I'm drawing a face, I work on both eyes concurrently] so I went in with some new Liquitex inks and Dylusions ink sprays. And then I used a leaf stencil with gesso over it. I was pretty happy with it at this point so off to bed I went.
But when I got up the next morning, the white stencilled and gessoed portion had all turned purplish pink - the Dylusions ink sprays had bled through all the white. So last night, I did a little "repair" work with Daler Rowney heavy body paints. The face was also freshened up with Sennelier Oil Pastels and coloured pencils.
I kind of like the dreamy effect even though on hindsight, drawing in the other eye would probably take less time *LOL*.
Playing along with Creative Artist Mixed Media Challenge.