The first of a series of progressive images taken as I paint a large water color with seven hummingbirds, honeysuckle vine and a tree branch.
Beginning with sketching in the main characters and general layout. I am lightly using pencil on a 22″ x 30″ sheet of Arches watercolor paper (300lb). It is important to not go heavy with your pencil because you want to be able to erase any lines later. Some artist’s don’t erase any lines but I typically do erase any that I notice.