I loved drawing each and every flower, leaf, and vine for this scroll. After completing the knottwork “R”, I inked the entire piece using Micron Graphic Pens, going over all the pencil work I just spent hours drawing. I used Turner Acrylic Gouache for the botanicals and letter, adding the gilded, golden background last. To give dimensional pop, I re-inked it all one more time. I added the digital text, honoring my father, in Photoshop.

Unfortunately, cameras don’t easily pick up glint as anything but dusty particles because the metal reflects the light so this scroll looks much different in person.

Illustrated, Painted & Illuminated by Linda Fields

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While other kids played at recess, I was on the bench quietly drawing. Nothing's changed. I'm still creating on this lifetime quest to "Leave a Beautiful Mark"

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