I get asked a lot about how I keep the white lines in my paintings and how I get the textures. While I’d like to pretend I have incredible eye hand control, in actuality, there are simple techniques I use.

Very much like a cartoon, I start with drawing the general shapes with pencil, then go over them with masking fluid. This is latex or another blend that goes on with a brush or squeeze bottle, dries, and blocks off the area I want to stay white. It rubs off later in the process.

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Here is the painting before I worked on it digitally.

Here it is after.


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10 Comments

  1. Lovely piece Christine and I really enjoyed seeing the work in progress!

  2. Lovely piece Christine and I really enjoyed seeing the work in progress!

  3. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this!! As a new painter and not an artist at all but I love art I so appreciate the tutorials and hints….I can not wait to try this….

  4. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this!! As a new painter and not an artist at all but I love art I so appreciate the tutorials and hints….I can not wait to try this….


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