I had a request to finish this piece with the the blue green background.
Thank you to Kristy Rice and her coloring book, Painterly Days: The Flower Watercoloring Book for Adults, for such great material!
Experimenting with backgrounds and cool gray outlines.
Copic coloring images from the Painterly Days coloring book by Kristy Rice.
I took another page from the Garden Roses and Cherry Blossoms page from Kristy Rice watercolor coloring book, copied onto Copic blending paper, and colored the flowers, leaves and branches with Copic markers (RV0000, RV00, RV91, R85, R39, G21, G24, G29, G99) . In and around the flowers I used Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain) and then spritzed with water.
Today I took the same pattern from Kristy Rice’s coloring book and used Copic markers to color. For the flowers I went with the violet family and complemented with some Chrome Orange and Peony (YR04, RV69). The leaves are Pale Moss and Pea Green (YG61, YG63). I finished off the flowers with some a Signo uni-ball white gel pen.
Artist Kristy Rice has a wonderful coloring book of flowers designed for watercolor. Here you can see my experimentation with that book and the Zig Clean Color markers. I tried different amounts of ink to water ratios as well as different levels of color saturation. Also you can see where I used wet marker on wet marker and where I let it dry completely before going back in.