I took as many photos photos as I could remember whilst I was doing it, so here we go with an early morning step by step tutorial.
Here's my canvas in all its glory.
The pages were pre prepared last week, so the first step was to try and sketch in the design.
I gave her short hair and my wings tattoo..!! All with a hard charcoal pencil.
I then swapped to a very soft one and added all the shading, blending with my finger as we go. Add the charcoal sparingly to start with and then you can slowly build it up.
I then wrote the lyrics of a Nolan Porter song across the pages.
I used a white watercolour pencil to add the highlights.
I then applied water with a brush to blend. I separated the lines of writing with a mixture of charcoal and watercolour crayon, rubbed in.
I outlined the scallop border in opaque white pen, and wrote a quote.