They have an inchie/twinchie challenge every Monday.
Go check it out - maybe you'd like to play too!
Today, I thought I'd show you step by step how I make my illustrations.
I draw directly from a photo on my computer. This is a photo I used in a post on my Words on Paperscraps blog, titled "Saving Red." I was writing about my geraniums that I overwinter in the house every year. I've had the same geraniums for over 5 years now - they are like members of the family :)
Using my Inchie Arts Twinchie ( 2 inch) Square base, I sketch it out lightly in pencil first.
Then I go over the pencil lines with my micron pen. It's a .01
After I've erased all of the pencil lines, I can paint in the colors. The Inchie Arts paperboard material takes the erasing without ruining the surface of the paper. That's important with watercolors. The watercolors I use are a traveling paint kit from Windsor Newton. They have all of the basic colors and it packs up neat and clean when I'm all done.
(you can click on any of the photos to get a larger view)
Thanks for all of your sweet comments on last week's Fuschia (oops) Fuchsia! I'm hoping to make it all the way through the alphabet with flowers from my garden - all of them grown by my sweet husband. He's got the real green thumb! If mine happens to be green, it's probably ink or paint or something like that!