I have been asked in a number of occasions to give instruction. As much as I can prattle on about cards or perfume, I’m rather at a loss when it comes to articulating how I illustrate and illuminate. I’ll try.
1. a relaxed sketch with light lines, just enough to get proportions.
2. fill in rose, then green and blue.
3. fill in black, and outline as necessary. I didn’t need to in this example.
4. add gilding.
Because the black background will negate the need to outline if done carefully, and they seem to construct themselves. They present a lot of pop for the work.
Here’s an attempt to show what I’m doing. As I don’t have the exact same materials at the moment, it may go a little differently…