However, the next stage is to add ink. I know if I mess up I will have to start all over again, not an idea I relish even if it was quick to draw as I know I will never get it the same again.
So I go over some of the pencil lines in black ink...already I can see I have added far too much. I'm not happy with the shading, then I'm not happy with the bow...maybe I shouldn't have added it all...then I think the bodice is too short...oh well it's all too late to change it now!
The card was drawn and painted over a period of 4 days...I sketched in the evening, and took photos in the morning before work. I then added my ink the next evening and took more photos the next morning and so on. It was the only way to get the photos taken in stages. It just so happened in between photo shoots I checked out the Wednesday One Layer Challenge over at Simplicity, and Play Date Cafe challenge, and this week's challenges for both is black and white, with a spot of colour.
And of course it is a card so I add a single line sentiment to finish it off..
It's not a perfect drawing and it's not perfectly coloured either. I'm such a perfectionist that I get very frustrated when things don't go quite right. But actually I did enjoy drawing this little dress and of course that's what it's all about. And if you enjoy it too then, for me, it's the icing on the cake!!