I'll have to paint more carefully from now on, but that is a hack at best. If I want to print these files eventually, I'll never be able to get a true, black for my lineart because everything is being scanned all at once. The real way to get nice crisp lineart, is to keep the black lineart and watercolors on separate layers in photoshop. "But Alec," I hear you ask, "How do I do that?"
Well, luckily, my old pal Aaron Renier posted an awesome watercolor tutorial on his blog last week. He goes step by step through the proper process and also follows up with a lot of helpful tips in the comments section. If you are working on watercolor for print projects, you should definitely give it a read!
Next week's theme: Sorrow!