Painting Process

I'm working on a (belated) birthday watercolor painting for my grandma. Here's a little bit of process:
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The inked drawing on 300 lb watercolor paper. I use a nib to ink–it's definitely my favorite inking tool.

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A quick, loose underpainting, to figure out value. My watercolor paintings don't have heavy tonal contrast, but it's still nice to try.

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Blocking in some local color.

I'll post more process as I continue working on it!