I have been experimenting with pen and ink and watercolor lately. I have to admit, that I just love the results! First, I draw the flower by hand, lightly, with pencil. I then go over that drawing using my Micron ink pens. I make sure to have the lines wobble a little to give it some character and make it look not quite so planned out. Once the drawing is completely dry (it only takes a minute to dry, but I have made the mistake of NOT waiting before), I pull out the watercolor paint and add splashes of color.
This was my third painting of a rose that I created this way. The first one was pretty horrendous. The second one was better, but I was trying to be trendy and I painted it a turquoise color. Everyone thought it was a tree. So I decided to stick with the bright red that I love so much and I gave it a third go around. This is the finished painting! I love it. The third time is the charm, I guess ;)