HERE’S A SKETCH of Homer. You can see it’s a fairly uncluttered drawing, but to be sure, it’s the real backbone of your pet and the scene; their specific shape and features, their personality. The intensity builds with color. Digital painting is wonderful, because you can paint traditionally with colors and layers and mediums, to work out and envision the finished painting. It gives a great measure of experimentation, of change and revision and ultimately, a pretty decent preview of how the finished watercolor painting is going to look. If you’ve ever painted with watercolor, you know it’s pretty unforgiving. Working out the color scheme beforehand makes way for the beauty and unpredictability of watercolor. This digital painting is 16x20 inches. The watercolor painting will be the same size.