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  1. She is stunning, Sarah! I saw what the challenge was and almost screamed out loud. (Seriously.) I guess I'm one of those people who is mildly intimidated by watercolors? 😉

  2. happytiler

    You amaze me…love her!! Great quote too!! I think I did that when my daughter was little!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. Hi Sarah,
    Adore your gal and totally fell in love with the way you added the white ink spots and bubble circles around her eyes. I'm creating a series of haunted eyes and would love to create different effects, one much like you have done here, just not sure if that's how you've done the spots ( I watched it on the video but hard to say exactly if that was a pen)they definetly work well with your gal!
    Loved the video and thanks a bunch for sharing your process.

    Annabelle : )

    • Thank you Annabelle! I'm glad you like them 😀

      It is a dip pen with a crow quill nib. I am pretty much only using dip pens these days – crow quill nibs are SUPER tiny and great for thin lines and lots of detail. I am using India ink and Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof white ink (which is a big gooey clump that you have to water down).

      I am going to have to follow you so I can see what you're up to now. 😉

  4. Reasons I may not ever do watercolors #1 "Let it dry completely between colors." Haha
    Love the video! I especially love the soft outline of the face. I over-use black outliner TO DEATH and subtle outlines are a thing I could learn from. I love the precise tiny clusters of black dots. And I guess I should give up on that smiling business. LOL

    • lol! I can't even force it with my handy heat gun. It's one of those "slop some paint around and then go make dinner" things, for sure.

      OMG SMILING HOW DO I KEEP FORGETTING THAT?!?!! I am going to have to leave myself a note.

  5. Just wonderful – I'll come back and watch the video (trying to get to all the ppf entries first) I don't use watercolors much – but right now I am enamored with the very fluid acrylics from Golden – and they mimic watercolor in many ways. Maybe this is my entry into wc world!!

  6. msmathey

    I don't know if I can adequately express how much I love this piece!! The drippiness – the quirkiness – the colors!! Love the lips and at the end when you added the black and white specks it just became perfect!!
    Plus your toenail comment make me laugh out loud!

  7. SO envious of your mad skills here! <3 Watercolor does have some weird habits, but I rather like them for the most part. Watercolor pencils are so my BFF.

    No pencils were used in my painting (which I FINALLY got posted…being busy with sleeping during the pregnancy and keeping up with a newborn kind of pulled me away for a bit…), but it was quite the learning experience nonetheless.

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