I took these work-in-progress pictures
while working on pages 4 and 5 of Emma at the Fair,
written by Margriet Ruurs.
I started out with an indigo blue coloured
outline in watercolor to give the objects
Then I added layers of colour until
it got deep and colourful enough.
Oops! The pumpkin got a little too dark and
...so I used some yellow /orange gouache (opaque
watercolor) to lighten it up.
Then I worked on the rest of the picture
working in the same way, building up layer
upon layer of watercolour and/or dye.
In the last 2 frames I added the border.