Artist Reply: The paper's a less expensive watercolor-color paper (machine rough-pressed), so very textural. This helps.
Golden fluid acrylic squirted straight from bottle for the major lines needed. After that, pretty much went nuts dragging the pencils (several sharpened so I wouldn't have to stop for it) through the paint, which would only carry so far across the texture before the pencil just went back to being a pencil.
Pigment dropped over wet paint for fun from time to time and dragged with it. At least I THINK this is how it happened.
This run was one of those true "zen" moments where I zoned in completely, kept swapping materials with another bored artist that night (she decided to paint with a stick from outside), there was no attack plan going in, and I just kept laughing at the results.