I’ve switched from pen to pencil for the initial sketch, nudged by the delicacy of spring blossoms. As much as I love my fountain pens and dip pens, I often use them as a crutch. I’ll just have to limp for a while.
Playing the Color Scheme Game, I threw a seven for the color scheme ( analogous with one complement ) and another seven for the dominant color (purple or violet). Perfect! I used red/violet, violet, blue/violet and yellow. I shifted the yellow closer to orange. As I’ve mentioned before, I use the game as a starting point. I like to think of the rules as a framework to build from, not a prison. I could call the rules guidelines instead, but then I probably wouldn’t pay any attention to them at all.
Sketchbook painting: drawn first with pencil, followed by watercolor.