I was looking through a Crate and Barrel catalog that came in the mail yesterday. I decided to try to sketch one of the pages. I did the initial sketch in pen which I don't normally do. I like the safety of a pencil and eraser to get the shapes right. Last night, I wanted to stretch myself and went straight for the pen. So what if the shapes weren't exactly right?! This was an exercise in freeing my perfectionist ways. It was quite freeing.
I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils for the color. I found that I prefer to not lay the color directly onto the page because the strokes show. You can see what I mean from the largest vase. Taking color with my waterbrush directly to the pencil and then applying it to the page gave a much more subtle effect which I liked better. If you have the most recent Crate and Barrel catalog, you will be able to see what the original image looked like.