Lately I've been practicing ideas in my sketchbook and then trying them again on watercolor paper or canvas. This is a big change for me as I always fear I'll never be able to repeat something I've done.
While I like the sketchbook drawing, I'm bothered by a few details:
1. The thick brown lines in her hair
2. The crayon lines in her dress and how the middle lacks texture
3. How the crown is sitting on her head - looks like it's sliding right off.
4. The handwriting was an afterthought and it's irregular.
Here is the new and improved version on thick watercolor paper:
Repeating your work is a great way to get better and to take another crack at those trouble spots. It's also a terrific refresher on how my supplies react to different substrates. For example, my watercolor markers that I use practically everyday don't exactly rock on canvas.
Here's a close-up of her dress detail.
And a side-by-side comparison. Click to see it up close.