After months and years of sketching, research, and revising, I am at last beginning the paintings for my craft/recycling/poetry book titled What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? This is always an exciting step, pulling out the first piece of paper and laying down the first brush strokes in what is going to be months of painting!
Here is a peek at the first painting in progress, I'll post the latter half of the process next week...
Sketch transferred to paper:
Laying down the first washes:
Building up color:
Begin to layer pen and ink outlines:
Building more color: