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This is a purple Aeonium succulent plant from Bodnant Gardens, Wales, 'painted' using Letraset Aquamarkers, (water-based ink markers).
I pencilled it out and then used 5 markers to do the whole piece, again, starting with background leaves. I painted each petal separately and used a lot of 'backruns' on them, (clean drops of water onto still-wet paint and letting it spread/run).
It is all marker and water, then washed about with synthetic brushes.
Leaves: 'Fern Green', 'Citrus' & 'Sunburst Yellow' markers.
Flower petals: Mostly 'Peacock Blue,' & 'Raspberry' with some of the markers mentioned above. See WIP on my www.facebook.com/pages/Gee355/… Read my STEP-by-STEP blog: letrasetblog.com/tutorials/pur… AND get greeting cards/prints of this here: www.redbubble.com/people/gee35…
Aquamarkers & pencil on 190gsm Bockingford watercolour paper.