My comfort zone is always to work with drawing materials - pencils, pastels, pens. All my artwork, including my Subconscious Musings, invariably begin with these implements.
Currently, however, I am choosing to start directly with paint and only adding the linear to finish the painting:
"Road Kill". Mixed media on canvas, 50x70cm.
This for me is relevatory and exciting. Instead of the over-reliance on making drawings first, which I then colour in, this way of working has a far greater freedom to produce images that start from the abstract and build, layer upon layer, to become something new. Nothing is planned, it comes about intuitively.
The title, of course, comes from recognising some reality in amongst the abstract.