I've been working with carving shapes away using a "lifting off' technique with a wet brush. This is done on Montval paper, which responds very well to this technique. I especially like it for thin plant shapes, like the leaves of the palms, and for tree branches.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.