It was fun to make and I like how it turned out, maybe I'll do another one like this next time...
Here's how I made this:
Pencil drawing on the watercolor-pages of my journal.
(and that's my new Moleskine-pencil "2B")
A layer of gesso...
This protects the drawing.
Decided to try pencils to color in the skin tone.
Background with Inktense pencils...
I just love these pencils.
You don't need to apply a lot to create rich color.
Colors used: Deep blue, bright blue, Iris blue...
(difficult to see this on the photo's, I know)
Rubbed the background with tissue-paper to create some structure.
And I used Deep blue for the eyes.
Collage dress. (a nice pattern found in a magazine)
And Inktense pencil (willow) for the hair.
More Inktense pencil for the darker tone. (sepia ink)
Also used to shade the dress.
To finish the page I used markers (Copic) and more collage...
(image at the top of this post)