This little dish was inspired by one of my artworks which has these gorgeous red juicy tomatoes. I really wanted this to be a quick and easy one and I love using markers, so the Pebeo Porcelaine Markers were the obvious choice.
Firstly i started by marking out the outline (bottom left pic). The thing i really like about these if your not confident in your drawing skills you don't need to be worried as any marks you make can be wiped off really easily. I used a cotton bud to erase lines I no longer needed and then just marked them out again with the red marker! Super quick and easy.
Next I marked out the stem and the lighter area of the tomatoes with the orange marker. I knew that I was going to leave the hightlight from the tomatoes white (ie. i wasn't going to use a white paint over the top) so I just matched from my reference drawing where this was going to go.
I noted that if you go over an area whilst its almost dry it will scratch off, so I thought it best to wait until the whole thing with dry before I added any more layers. So whilst this bit was drying I went around the top of the bowl with a cute little pattern of just a line and a dot (because if there are things in the dish all you would be able to see is the edge anyway so its good to make this a bit cute! :)
I then dabbed the nib a bit to expel excess paint and then blended that around the areas of the tomatoe where I wanted it to be really quite dark. I guess the lesson to be learnt here is that you can just keep going with these for a bit as long as you go easy and have a bit of drying time in between.
Once this was totally dry I then added a few final touches here and there, and presto, a super cute quick little dish just asking for some dip to put into ready for my next night in.
Hope you enjoyed it, Cheers!