My summer classes are colliding! And I'm loving it. SEWN had me all worried because color! freehand patterning! etc. I think Summer Sketch is loosening me up. I'm just sitting down, doing the daily prompts and getting some cool results. I don't know why that was such a difficult concept for me.
I used Daniel Smith Venetian Red watercolor on the left and Windsor & Newton yellow ochre Calligraphy Ink on the right. I wasn't sure I had any pens that would go over a darker color. Really need to invest in a correction pen. I used a silver Sharpie and some white Golden Fluid Acrylic with a tiny paintbrush.
Not able to leave well enough alone I picked up my favorite pen in the world (Lamy Safari with Noodler's ink) and added detail. The left now looks to me like a bandana. On the right I added my fave cobalt teal Golden Fluid Acrylic.
This is the prompt where it really clicked. Don't stress about the sketch, just play in the space between. I need to paint in my pattern book NOW. I think I'm happiest with the results when I embellish with pen. It's labor intensive, but wow I love it. I was reminded of some crazy quilting I did this winter. I could stitch little French knots for days.