|Mom and Dad|
This is the first page that I've finished. It'll be the center page, so when you open the journal, both pages are seen. They are sketches of my Mom and Dad based on their photo.
I traced my original pencil sketch onto washi (rice paper) with a sepia sakura micron pen, then painted the illustration with Daniel Smith watercolors. Once it was all dry, I sprayed it with a protective matte finish. I then glued the painting to drawing paper with gloss medium varnish.
This is the first time for me to use sakura pens, and I was happy to see they did not run when I added watercolors.
I'll probably add a little story about them on the page that comes before their portraits.