This was my original post, just moved it out of the way for the prettier pictures!
I'm working on a piece I'm excited about, so I'm gonna force you to look at in progress pix!
it's a special request from a friend. She asked for birds, rainbows, and plants, so I sent her this as an idea:
She liked the picture, but suggested doves for "the other side" and asked for more flowers.
So I underglazed the whole pot in sky blue, and bisqued it.
I sketched the designs in pencil, then went over the final design in sharpie marker. I got that idea when someone in my class used sharpie to label her glaze samples and the sharpie all burned off. It will show through the layers of underglaze as I add colors. Pencil wipes off with a damp towel, and gets blurred when painting.
I need to add more plants around the base, to ground the design, then I'm ready to start painting!
If you have a suggestion, speak up quick!