I used a matte medium gel. I also splashed some around on the paper. I thought it might give a cool look to the watercolors. I also addeda little gesso for the same reason, and to tone down the newspaper chunks a little. I then sketched to ladies with a 2B pencil. I normally use a 4H but I wanted the pencil work to show though on this one.
My next step was to add ink drawing with the eyedropper. I couldn't see my pencil line on the newspaper and gave the lady on the left a rather large nose.