I like months that have 30 days in them for the purpose of these CDA’s. I do a large piece and then cut it into 30 – 2 ½” X 3 !/2″ pieces. That is perfect for getting a sense of the success of both a larger composition and the smaller ones. The smaller pieces are mostly line and one can apply principles of balance, see where there is movement and generally get a sense if the small pieces are successful as a stand alone composition. They can then be used to inspire an abstract piece.
I was surprised to find that the drawing I used as on the Internet and listed as being in the public domain. I then enlarged it, added the writing and then outline stitched in black thread. I used my Inktense pencils to add colour. Where I didn’t want the pencils to run I outlined each piece in white as suggested by Anna Hergert. For places where I wanted a softer outline, for example grass and the fur on the rabbit I just drew the lines and as you can see they feathered out nicely once water was added. The last technique was to use the pencil to create the sense of grasses and by applying water in the same way they filled in the grass nicely while still given the impression of line.
My last word on September CDA’s is “Better late than never.”