Step 1: Draw at least three thumb nail sketches to determine a composition and correct proportions.
Step 2: Lightly sketch the composition onto water color paper.
Step 3: Start building layers of color starting with light washes. We started with leaves and stems, then areas that were blue.
Step 4: When the green and blue areas were dry, students started on the orange areas.
We keep scratch paper close by to test colors if needed.
The last step is going over the original pencil lines in black ink. This project was done over the course of 3, 1 hour sessions