I finally put some time aside to finish off my “Flower Fairy” image. Here it is:
If you remember, I started with this:
I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if the final image is better. The background is done in watercolours, the fairy’s colour was done, first by copying with my lightbox, then using grey markers and ink brush and then on the computer I used gimp to colour her. I only have a mouse, not a tablet to do work on the computer. Because of the limitations of using a mouse, I couldn’t finish the fairy character how I liked. I would have liked to strengthen her outline, like the original image, but with a mouse the effort would have looked very flaky.
Here is an inset of just the Flower Fairy, to show you how the colouring came out:
It’s certainly not going to used as an illustration anywhere, but I’m proud of it. I also learned a lot and the more you learn, the better the rest of you’re drawing skill improves.