The conversation started like this: "Mummy, I have drawn you lots of pictures, and you haven't drawn me any!" And so began the process of doing a fairy princess, for my 5 year old princess.
The image was drawn lighltly with w/c pencils on Stonehenge Paper. I chose this method, since incorrect lines were easily erased, and the outline would blend with the fill colour, once water was added.
The picture was then coloured using w/s crayons. A small amount of white gouache was added to the crown to increase its opacity.
Unfortunately I decided to try some alcohol on the wings (RHS) hoping for a suble mottled effect. Instead it left dark blotches.
The background was added
And then, Miss 5 pointed out that she was floating in the sky.
And so, I added grass
I am not usually a glitter person, but since this is for my daughter, and I wanted to obscure unsuccessful wings, glitter was added to the wings, crown, shoes and wand.
A few flowers pencilled in, and voila, she is finished.