June Fae 5 - A Tale of Two Rose Fae

Once upon a time there were two rose faeries...

Rose Faerie, final version - sketched on Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.  Sans Acide!  Pour tout les techniques humids! 

Rose Faerie, final version - sketched on Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.  Sans Acide!  Pour tout les techniques humids! 

Once upon a time there were two art mediums...

Initial Rose Faerie sketch on synthetic vellum.  "We are paper" indeed!

Initial Rose Faerie sketch on synthetic vellum.  "We are paper" indeed!

Once upon a time there was an artist who left painting her Rose Faerie sketch until late in the evening, only to discover that the nifty new polypropylene drawing paper-substitute she'd bought did not appear to like watercolors as she used them.  "!!!" said the artist, and drew a new Rose Faerie on old-fashioned paper paper, and painted that instead.

I know artists who paint on this surface with water-based media and achieve beautiful results.  I do not have the tao of it, and 9:30 at night is a bad time to start to learn.