So my idea was a little girl training an octopus, who happens to be balancing on a large ball, juggling, and spinning plates. I'm going to show you different stages of my painting process.
I like to sneak up on color when using watercolor (any media really), so I lay down light washes of color to see whether they're going to get along or not.
Now a little more color and a slight suggestion of value . . . oh, and a slight composition change. I put a crowd of kids in the bottom right corner. You probably didn't notice that, right?
Oh no! Now were starting to create depth! AH!
Sorry, was that too big of a jump for you? Forgive me, I didn't take more pictures of the process. I always mean to, but I get caught up in the project and want to keep going. When I'm like that there's no time to stop for pictures (which isn't a bad thing, no sir!).
Before the end of this, I added a lot more color and value. Which was accomplished with some help of colored pencils.
Farewell for now! Thanks for visiting and have a GREAT week! ^_^