Constructing My Children's Picture Book: Page One


I’m looking for a way to have consistent colors from page 1 to 32. Watercolor looks great, but mixing identical colors for 32 pages will be a challenge. Copic markers will work and look great. Ecoline watercolors can be consistent if I can settle on a color palette. Digital coloring using Photoshop or the iPad is also a good option. Now the I see the problem: I have too many options, and I have beginner skills with all of them.

Today’s picture is inked with a Uni-ball Vista pen and colored with Ecoline liquid watercolors. As soon as I finished this I wanted to change the text; next time the text goes on a separate piece of paper for layering in Photoshop. Maybe I’ll do the same with backgrounds, too.