Q-Tip Tree or Not

This was one of those times where you have an idea that seems like a good idea. Then it doesn’t work out. Why am I sharing this? Practice is part of every project. This is by the way, the first of many illustrations to paint for my next book project.

Fun technique but the colors aren’t working here. I added a little brown to make the right pink. Now I realize, it should have been blue. I want to test different brush sizes to get the flower/leaf size right.

purple hand painted tree with brush texture

This is a good lesson in creative exploration. You can figure out what doesn’t work so you can get to what does work. Tomorrow I’ll gve it another try.

Have a good evening!