I thought I’d give these coloured fineliners a try on glossy photo paper, figured it would work well on the bright white photo paper.
Very tricky to do though, the pens were sticking to the paper as if it were almost rubbery. And after a few lines the pen would stop working, as if it had run out of ink but then when used again on a piece of plain paper it would work just fine after a bit of scribble.
So, that’s how I ended up drawing him. Doing a few lines until the pen stopped, scribble on a piece of scrap to the side to ‘wake up’ the pen and then a few lines more. It therefore took twice as long to complete, probably more!!
Lesson learnt, I won’t be using those pens on this paper again. I think I’ll experiment with some other pens or maybe paints on it though – the ultra-white glossy finish should lead to some vibrant colours I think.