Sketching in the Afternoon

Spent a little time sketching this afternoon. Originally, I was trying to do a sketch that I could use for the next watercolor lesson, but I’d forgotten that it was supposed to be monochrome, and both of these, I’d want to do in color. So they’ll wait to be filled in. I’m a little worried that if I try to fill in with watercolor, I’ll just get a big muddy blur — maybe I need a really fine brush, or watercolor pencils…

But I like the concept — I took the sketch Kavi did for me for Serendib Kitchen, and I cleaned it up a little, and am happy with the result. Also did a similar sketch for Serendib Garden. I like the idea of having it center on a gate or door or window, but always with another window or such in the image too. I’m a little obsessed with doors and windows and gates.  (The sketches are so faint because most of the pencil lines should disappear under the watercolor paint.)

Now, what I’d like to do is figure out how to take this image and get a clean version on the computer, and then how to use a program to clean it up more, suitable for turning into bookplates or website logos or chocolate wrappers or fabric at Spoonflower, etc. Advice welcome! I’m feeling a little lost…

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