For this Saturday's Watercolour Weekend on the Art Impressions blog, I wanted to create a scene with warm, pretty colours, so I pulled out the 5568 - Rocker & Plant Stand Set from the Winter release:
I coloured the image in Tombows #969/565, and stamped it onto my Canson XL Watercolor Paper. After pulling out the colour with a damp brush, I selected my colour palette. For my yellow rocker, I used #993, using layers to build up the warm yellow tones, adding in #947 to some of the darker areas. The bird's belly and the lower pot were painted with #407, using it to paint a darker stripe around the pot as well. The other pot and the squirrel from 5599 - Mini Mice & Squirrel Set were painted with layers of #947, making the edges of the pot deeper in tone, as well as the under side of the squirrel. The pots were filled with the two trailing foliage stamps from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #126, by just colouring part of the stamps, and varying the angles they were stamped around the pots. Using the Daisy bunch from 4052 - Flower Set, in #993 and #803, and the tiny heart circle from 4868 - WC Flower Set 2 in #533 and #925, I filled the pots with flowers. #565 was used to paint the bird's wings, and as shadows around the pots and on the chair.
I wanted to ground the rocker, so I created a line behind it, and drew in the suggestion of the siding on a house, to indicate that the rocker is sitting on a porch. The floor was washed with N57. To finish my scene, I used two of the branches from 4964 - WC Branches Set in #969 added to each pot, and used my Twintone marker to add a few dots around them. Be sure to check out the Ai blog this weekend to see what Diane & Tricia have created.