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How Does Your Garden Grow- Watercolor Illustration & Tutorial

This illustration has lived two lives. The first was as an illustration created during Lilliputian Living, my month-long inked art challenge that I do every October. The focus is on storytelling and worldbuilding, creating new Lilliputain characters and exploring their daily lives. Every day I sketch and ink something- no corrections to the inks allowed. Throughout the year, when I'm not working on reviews, classes, or my comic, I'll pick a few Lilliputan Living illustrations to repencil, reink, and paint. This illustration depicts a tiny gardener watering her sprouts, while a sparrow picks at seeds.

Re-inked watercolor illustration.  Really just wanted an excuse to play around with atmospheric lighting and SPRAY EFFECTS

Re-inked watercolor illustration. Really just wanted an excuse to play around with atmospheric lighting and SPRAY EFFECTS

Original inked sketch from Lilliputian Living. Undersketch has been left in, because it's fun to look at!

Original inked sketch from Lilliputian Living. Undersketch has been left in, because it's fun to look at!

Watercolor tutorial demonstrating the process.