This is my second illustration for Bajotierra Teatro.
Higgins ink plus gray marker on A4 bristol board. Colours added digitally. Same colour scheme than before, as you may realize.
I used masking fluid to get that negative lettering, and I think I like how it turned out. I used to use a crap brush to apply masking fluid, but this easily turns a crap brush into a ruined, unusable brush (as you know, masking fluid dries quickly and turns into a kind of rubber which is almost impossible to wash without taking away some bristles).
Now, maybe you’re like me and bought a fancy colour shaper without having in mind a very specific purpose for it (I bought mine for polymer clay moulding, I think). Guess what? Colour shapers are perfect for applying masking fluid. After using it, just wipe away the remaining rubber with your fingers. No water, no soap, no hassle.