This paper in the English journal is thick enough that you can paint on it without the paper buckling, even though it isn't a wet media paper. It's fun to paint on even though there is a lot of drag on the brush because of the paper's texture.
THe blue in the eyes and at the very edges and base of the page are all the original blue of the paper. The other blues are added paint.
I was working with Schmincke gouache except that I had M.Graham titanium white already out.
I was using a filbert brush to make flat strokes, turnning it on its side to make more rounded strokes.
Some of my black in lines are still visible (see the outline of the iris in each eye. But other times I'm covering the ink as in the collar where I decided I didn't like the "plaid shading."