All I took with me was ultra-fine time Sharpies, paper and my Koi watercolors...and my water fill paint brush. OH! and of course a pencil and a big eraser.
The thing that I forgot to bring...and wish I had, was my white correction pen for highlighting the letters. Thankfully the Koi actually has a white! It surprised me that it actually did work....not perfectly, but enough to give a bit of highlight...see the letters? ...kinda rounded looking. If you look back at my earlier stuff you will see that I LOVE to create the illusion of 3-D...I don't know how so I'm not good at it, but practice helps right? So I practiced on the letters.
About the letters: My new favorite artist is Linda Rapchak ... I "met" her and fell in love with her lettering in Joanne's letter love class. Linda's letters were amazing so I asked why the heck she took the class! As it turns out Linda is an middle school art teacher...and she said that it was just to focus on doing something for herself for a change. I am SO EXCITED that she just started her own blog so now you will be able to see what I'm talking about here: www.rappy-art.blogspot.com
go check it out!
I am pretty certain that I will be learning a lot from her! And, I'll go ahead and admit I will be using some of her techniques because I LOVE THEM!
I'll post more of what I did on the trip as soon as I find my mouse... I put it down somewhere now I can't find it!!! Talk about dependent on something! WHEW!