Step one: Lots of rough sketches, often worked after creating thumbnails.

Step four: Ongoing layers of watercolour. Details are added.

Step five: Adding the eyes and last details. I love doing the eyes last, because it makes the piece 'come to life'.

Auntie Betty Illustration - a journey through life with art.

Step three: First layer of watercolour, often loose and lighter than the completed colour work will be.

Step two: Clean up sketch and trace onto watercolour paper.