No day but today

Hello fellow bloggers.
I've been a bad blogger of late, but I blame it on the holidays!
I've been working on my Sketchbook,
but there is no way it will get finished by the Jan 15th deadline.
Oh well.
I will finish it though. I need to take updated pictures
so I can show you guys.
I had a friend in town for NYE and she asked for a painting.
My only requirement was purples and reds,
and song lyrics from Rent.
I thought about it for a few days.
I knew I wanted to experiment more with my watercolors and ink.
From there, I wasn't sure.
So, I went through my supplies, and my little star templates stood out.
I sat down with my Sketchbook, the stars and a pencil.
A few sketches later, I decided on this layout you see above.
Next was the fun part, outlining it in ink (Micron), and detailing.
Once that part was done, I got to play with my watercolors.
I've read a lot about color theory, but when it comes down to it
I just like to mix my favorite colors and see what happens.
From here I just added layers of color until I liked what I saw.
Not very technical, but I love the outcome :)


  1. Dawn, this is GREAT!!! Glad your back from your holiday break!! Yes, I've got to get with the program of finishing up my sketchbook project too....it's all in the details for me now!!!

  2. I am sure your friend will love it !!! Love the colors and the pen details...
    Slwoly getting into the flow of the New Year here too - a lot slower than some but at a Kim's pace that wroks for me !
    Here's to adopting the pace of our own nature...
    Cheers !

  3. I found you from Pumpkin Delight. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  4. Oh wow, I love the final page - it's so pretty! Great work!