Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

Please feel free to look around and hopefully be inspired in your own making!

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Best Present Ever Scan FINAL.jpg

This is an illustration for a potential Thank You card. I've been making a few lately, in hopes that once I have a bunch, I will be able to pick the best ones for printing.

This time I remembered to scan in my painting at intervals to show you all my painting process. 

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My steps go roughly like this:

  1. Sketch a bunch of thumbnails (not shown in the GIF), pick some good ones, scan them.
  2. Make a digital sketch on top of the sketches with my pen and tablet in Photoshop.
  3. Print this at the size I want, and use that as a guide for a watercolour sketch with a hard mechanical pencil.
  4. Do a series of washes to fill in the main colour areas.
  5. Slowly build up colours, leaving highlighted areas lighter.
  6. Add darker shading and cast shadows.
  7. Use a thin copic multiliner to add some details like the dinosaurs teeth and the shoelaces.
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