I need to learn to have more patience with the watercolor pencil because I tend to lay down more color than I really need. Because I do this, it is preventing me from getting strong contrasts in my values. I have also noticed that using the watercolor pencils changes the appearance of my squirrel. After I began adding the watercolor pencil to the drawing, I had realized this drawing would have been so much sweeter or cuter if the squirrel's head was tilted up towards the Mizzle. I guess I could still change it since I haven't used too much color on the squirrel, but I might risk ruining the texture of the paper. I might just leave it as is.
For today's drawing, I thought I would replicate this illustration and make that change in the squirrel. I have noticed in the past that when I try to replicate a drawing it doesn't have the same look or feel. But I feel this time was pretty successful.
My favorite media to work in is Prismacolor colored pencils and pen and ink. I find it fascinating how what medium you choose to work in changes the look of the artwork. It even changes the feel of the characters. I just want to cuddle with the characters in the watercolor piece, but find myself smiling more at the ink drawing. The latter has a more whimsical feel, but that could be because I haven't finished the first drawing. Depending on what I place or not place in the background could change that feel.