Watercolors out, I sketched this girl from a magazine photo. Her beautiful tiara drew me to her!! After the sketch, I started with the water coloring…



Added some black fine tip lines to the tiara, as i finished up with the hair outline.




I decided to add a banner and some stars hanging from the top. Then I debated about what to add to the right side to offset the words I had penciled. I was really thinking about a bird on her shoulder but decided on a butterfly instead. I drew those things in with my mechanical pencil.

“Grace says that even though I am flawed, I am cherished”   Love that!!!




Now, it was ready for the other colors to be added…4gh


She is almost finished but had to get my white uniball marker to highlight a bit and I did add that bird after all at the very top on the banner!!



There is almost a shadow on this one at the top that I am seeing now, so guess I need to scan it for a better picture, but not tonight!!

Linked with Sunday Sketches Blue Diary illustrations

Have a wonderful new week!




  1. I love the process and your final result. So very lovely. All the colors and textures in the last and final picture is stunning.

    1. Thank you Wanda! I hope you have a great new week!!

  2. She’s so pretty, my favourite part is her beautiful tiara!

    1. Awww… me too Christine! that was fun to do… thank you!! Have a great day!

  3. Beautiful art work, the color is very cheerful. I love the butterfly as well. You are doing a great job dear! Happy Sunday

    1. Thank you Maya! Happy Sunday to you as well!

  4. Lovely painting and there is nothing flawed with it;)

    1. Thank you Karen!! Hope you have a great new week!!

  5. She is beautiful. I so appreciate learning about all the steps that you take to create such a wonderful girl.

    1. thank you Ginny… Glad it helps to see the steps. I know it does for me as I am still learning!
      Have a great day!!

  6. She is so vibrant! I love her little pursed lips! It’s great to see your process too 🙂

    1. Thank you Clare. Glad you enjoyed your visit here to see her. I hope you have a great week.

  7. Stunning and beautiful! Your work is so very lovely!

    1. Thank you christine! I hope you have a great new week!!

  8. Oh she is so pretty! I love your style! I’m new to the bluechairdiary linkup, so I look forward to seeing more of your work! 🙂

    1. Welcome, Beth. Glad you are a part of our Sunday Sketches. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I hope you have a great new week!!

  9. She’s beautiful and inspirational. Love the quote, too!

    1. thank you Lleana! have a great rest of the week!!

  10. Wow, what a sweet girl… I love the way her tiara sits offside on her head – and the hair is a beautiful colour swept upwards. The little butterfly and banner help pop the page too! Gorgeous!

    1. thank you Mandy… for your kind comments.. and for stopping by!! Have a great rest of the weekend.

  11. Jane, she’s wonderful. I LOVE her tiara. Such sweet, delicate detail. I also love the bunting hanging over her as well. Very cute! 🙂

    1. thank you Alexandra! The tiara was fun to detail…..I love watching all of your beautiful water colors come to life each week!!! I hope you have a great day!!

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