Gah -- I think probably no matter how many coats of gesso I put on the cat-ish king that alcohol ink is just going to keep bleeding through. It is quite a bit lighter, but it is still there. I think this is plenty enough gesso...maybe the color bleed-through will be interesting with the real paint.
|3rd coat of gesso -- still wet|
|3rd coat of gesso -- dry|
|4th coat of gesso on cat-ish king -- dry|
Four coats of gesso on the cat-ish king is kinda ridiculous. The bear-ish guy only needed one to cover the dry plaster cloth.
Yikes -- now I need to start thinking about how I want to paint/color/finish these two.