Being very partial to fairies I was determined to give it a try, even with my eye not being fully healed yet.
Like always, I began with doing a sketch in pencil, as it´s much easier to erase if something´s wrong.
As you can see, the lines are not very rich in contrast, which is why I used my micron ink pen to draw it again.
At this stage I still wasn´t sure what exactly it is the fairy is throwing into the air, and I was thinking of stars, rainbows and other things like it.
Then I remembered having once bought tiny little glittery shamrocks which you can put on your nail polish if you like that kind of thing 😉
I tried it, but it wouldn´t stick as my nails are kind of too arched for that. So, there they were, lying around, and not being good for anything really.
That´s when I thought, that maybe I could add them to this little project…especially since fairies are by nature irish of course 😉
And like a fairy I threw them on the paper 😉
I already liked the picture as it was on step 3, but thought I could maybe try to make it a bit more “magical”. So I cut the fairy out with really tiny scissors and stuck it to some black construction paper. Then I again threw out my glittery shamrocks.
Et voilá… the picture was complete! 🙂
Butterfly-winged fairy, November 2016 (micron ink on paper, on construction paper and glittery shamrocks)