I had an idea in the middle of the night. It involved the drawing of the pine cone that I posted yesterday. This morning I printed the scan of my drawing on a piece of drawing paper. It printed lighter than the deep black ink of my pens, because our laser printer, though it has a brand new toner cartridge, just doesn't want to print very dark. Because the image was only 72 ppi, which is fine for displaying on the web, but lower resolution than is optimal for printing, it printed a little pixel-y as well. The two things combined to make it look more like a pencil drawing than the ink drawing that it was. Interesting.
Then I colored it with my Inktense watercolor pencils and brushed on a little water to make the color bloom. It worked quite well, I think. I prefer the black and white version to the color, but this was a good thing to try out.
By the way, I love the Inktense pencils. They go on like a regular colored pencil, then you brush a little water across them and they dissolve and become more intense in color like watercolor. Then, the best part, for me, is that they dry permanent, even on fabric.