I like to begin with the layout and getting the background and collage elements placed. These are handmade Japanese papers fashioned after kimono patterns. The text and illustration are from a dictionary published in the mid 1800s.
Next, I add some details in pencil.
The finished painting in watercolor with colored pencil highlights. It's hard to see but the whole kimono has metallic gold accents.
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