Testing ideas using green and blue sharpie brand pens on bristol paper.
Testing ideas using thick prismacolor markers and sharpie overlay(line drawings).
Learning to use high quality watercolors.
Happy movement of color on paper. Using a wet on wet technique.
Watercolor panels beginning to take shape.
Testing lines using watercolor and paintbrush.
Testing line drawings over watercolor. Making decisions about whether to use black micron pens or pen and ink using a nib and dipping it into a well of rich inky color.
Decided to use micro pens for their archive quality and easy flow. I found that the pen and ink method created too many stops and starts when I had to dip and re-dip the pen into the inkwell.
Drawing over the watercolor panels.
Detail of completed panels, before they were dry-mounted to a 1/4" thick board.
Laying out the completed panels to decide how they would work together.