Watercolour Miniatures – and Some Larger Prints

A Watercolour on Fabriano 300gsm %100 cold pressed, cotton paper. It’s about 2 .5 inches by 3.5 inches (6cm x 9cm) in size… I often enjoy working within a small format. This is the size of ACEO art cards; popular with some artists.

I scanned it into the iPad with the “Scanner Pro” app. Then printed it onto an A4 sheet of Canson 220 drawing paper. This is not an inkjet paper, so I had to saturate the colour a little in the iPad’s Photo app. In this way I could get quite a close equivalent to the colours of the original work.

I liked how the blue was a bit more vivid on the print, and have since gone back to the watercolour and splashed on a bit more blue paint. As is usual one informs the other.

A watercolour and print
I’m in the process of adding a little more watercolour to the print…hmm, may add some leaves to the plant on both pics. This paper will handle a bit of water quite well; the excellent Epson pigment ink will not run at all. I talk about these areas on my page “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”.
Prints and watercolour
The prints on either side of the watercolour are on A5 size recycled cream card. I haven’t quite finished with them yet; and will add more watercolour and some coloured pencil to the prints and the original watercolour. I changed the facial expression slightly within the Procreate app, and will change this also on the original watercolour.

The original watercolour and coloured pencil work in the middle above is a little over 2” x 4” (5.2cm x 10.2cm) in size. I drew both my little artworks from memory and imagination. Below are some more of the images of it, as I worked on it further on the iPad, in “Procreate”. There’s some info on the captions.

As I’m used to working small, I think this is one of the reasons I find drawing – with my finger – on an iPad, quite a comfortable size working space. And it’s handy you can expand the screen, to get closer for detailed work. I began with a mini, and then had a iPad Air 2, both excellent iPads. However, as I do all my online work, and lots of art on an iPad, not on a computer, I decided to update to a 10.5 iPad Pro.   *To enlarge them all, please tap on a pic.

Thank you for stopping by; enjoy the Easter break. 🙂

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:3-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

8 thoughts on “Watercolour Miniatures – and Some Larger Prints

  1. Love your work and sharing!

    thank you

    On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 3:41 AM Janette Leeds Art and Words wrote:

    > Janetteartandwords posted: ” A Watercolour on Fabriano %100 cotton paper. > It’s about 2 .5 inches by 3.5 inches (6cm x 9cm) in size… I often enjoy > working within a small format. I scanned it into the iPad with the “Scanner > Pro” app. Then printed it onto an A4 sheet of Canson 220 ” >

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  2. Oooooo lovely work. I love that you are used to working in a smaller format. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m following you now. I love your colors and the softness of watercolor ❤️💛🧡💜

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    1. Thank you MichelleMarie! (Thought perhaps your first name was Michelle? Wasn’t sure.) 🙂 Really enjoyed my visit to your site today; lots of lovely work to see and read! And now that I’m following your blog, I look forward to seeing your future posts. All the best, Janette. 🙂


    2. Oh yes my name is Michelle. I use my middle name for my art and designs to be a little different! I really really really loved seeing all your work. I love to find new blogs with art I can enjoy. So happy you visited and we are friends now! 😀 ❤

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    3. Hi Michelle, my fellow blogger friend, thank you for your lovely comment! 🙂 The added bonus of sharing my art and words here, in these past few years, (noticed you’ve reached five years – well done!) is the friendly community I’ve found in the WordPress blogosphere. Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work. Enjoy your day! ~ Janette 🙂


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