I caught this short video on the artist who contributed to the GORGEOUS backgrounds of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty called “Eyvind Earle – The backgrounds from Sleeping Beauty.” In it, he showed a quick technique–laying down a dark shape, then doing the leaf details in brighter colors. I thought I’d try to replicate it in marker (which means I had to reverse it, natch, since light marker doesn’t show up on dark), but even that turned out really good for little effort, I think!
I have a colossal backlog. I think when I was researching folk art for my MIDWINTER MAGIC bookcover, I started doing these little patterned animals in marker. (I’m not so good with the flowers.) I think they’re very cheery!
Thank goodness for Krita’s autosave–I almost lost my work on this image!