Well, the embossing at the bottom gives you an idea how small this drawing is. It’s a wild and wacky landscape, drawn quickly using Neocolors on stiff watercolor paper. The materials are identical to what I used for a large koi drawing. I made this drawing because I wanted to test rolling out a layer of acrylic varnish over it to seal the Neocolor. I needed a fast trial picture. A successful test means that I next apply the varnish to a large koi drawing, one that measures a whopping 42 x 51 inches.
It seems to have worked.
The varnish makes it harder to photograph (and I have suboptimal conditions as I write), but it seems to have created a sturdy acrylic coat and the dense pigment hasn’t prevented the acrylic from grabbing the surface. I rubbed as much crayon as I could into the paper, leaving bits of impasto and texture deliberately so as to give the procedure a proper test.
Now I have my work cut out for me, to apply the same varnish to a humongous sheet of paper. I’ll post that drawing next.