"Transparency" is taken from a blog post I wrote a while ago, which you can read here: http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/2009/03/transparency.html
This is one of my first attempts at doodling and lettering. The background was made using watercolor and sea salt. I first pooled watercolor onto my canvas, and while it was still wet, I sprinkled sea salt all over and allowed it to dry. After everything was dry, I scraped the salt off using an old credit card, sealed the color and started in with the doodling.
One book I was working through at the time I created this piece is "Creative Doodling and Beyond" by Stephanie Corfee, which gave me the courage to try my hand at extreme doodling.