|Light and purposeful strokes for the background|
After making some headway into the page I realized that that wasn't the only color I wanted to put as the background after remembering a comment on someone's work which pointed out that it's ok to use different colors especially because the image we desire should be enchanting and not practical. For Basford's works, at least. So I introduced pale orange which smudged the middle of the page.
The good thing about working by yourself is that others barely notice your smudges unless you declare it outright, which I did haha! One artist friend appreciated the mottling effect (I swear I didn't know about that word until then).
gerund or present participle: mottling
- 1.an irregular arrangement of spots or patches of color.
"the ship was a mottle of khaki and black"
Translate mottling toUse over time for: mottling