A raft of flowers

I like this sort of project because there is a rhythm to adding the next illustration all the time. I did them over a recent week after my father suddenly died. It was therapeutic as much as anything. He loved his garden. I also like working with a soluble ink pen. I have two Rotring ArtPens in Fine and Extra Fine. They work a treat for sketching in the image¬†and then wetting it judiciously to make the tones. I often use a Derwent water brush for this part, because a real paintbrush can often¬†hold and release too much water. The…