One man's trash . . .
I did this one in several steps. I started with a very rough pencil sketch in my sketchbook (brainstorming phase). Once I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do, I sketched it digitally so that I could get a good plan for my color and value. Here's that one:
My original plan was to use this as something to copy from and I wanted to have a very nice finished watercolor. Here's my watercolor:
I just didn't have enough patience for the painting and I was fighting against the paper - I wasn't using the best kind for my painting style. I'm also a bit spoiled with being able to fix any mistakes in the computer, so I dropped it back into the digital world for reworking. There are some areas of the digital sketch that I like more, but all in all I'm happiest with my finished piece.