So here is where it started for me. I wanted an image of a whale's tail. I looked up images of different tails and sketched some. Once I found the image I wanted to use, I created a template.
Then using sponges and ink I started to add color. Almost like silk screening, I added one color at a time. In this case I started with the darker color first. I used pigment inks, so they react a little more like paint when you mix colors.
Then I added the lighter blue. When they mix, it gives an almost watercolor look.
Final image when matted and ready for delivery. The final product looked simple and elegant.
The inks I used were:
Light Blue~ "Ice Blue" from the Misty Meadow, Color Box Cat's Eye Collection
Dark Blue~ "Blue Iris" from the Chocolates & Blueberries Color Box Cat's Eye Collection