Here is another drawing in stages that I did making a colored pencil sketch on a gelli-plate printed page.
I started with a page that I made using a gelli-plate to make a monoprint on cardstock. I used acrylic paint and some masks that I made to create interesting images on the page.
I couldn't help but notice that the image of three keys and a piece of string created a face, so I went with it and decided that the two keys would be great eyes for an octopus.
I thought the dark outline and the darkness of the green didn't offer much contrast so I decided to add a layer of white on the background to diffuse it, but still maintaining some transparency. I could also have done this with some watered down gesso.
I added some color to fill in the areas where the skin was left patchy and made the eyes a bit more intense. I shaded a bit and then outlined it in a beautiful blue.