|pencil and inks, with the idea that I'd go back over the inks after I laid down the color|
|before I went back over the ink. note the lovely bleeding effect|
|refreshed inks and a brilliant yellow moon|
As it turned out, I got inspired to abandon the gradient and instead use brush texture to differentiate between sea and sky. I also went a little insane and did a fairly detailed silhouette of a frigate (because of course I did) which didn't really vibe with the stylized moon I had so clearly envisioned.
And now I'm stuck. I got to this point a week or two ago, and I wasn't satisfied with it, so I let it sit, to see if I could think up what I want to do differently. I do think I'm going to go over the words with silver ink, so they pop better, but other than that... I just don't know. So I guess I'll leave it to percolate a bit longer.
Perhaps some thread embellishment?