Can I spend more than 6 hours making an inchie? Maybe......
The theme at the "Every Inchie Monday" challenge this week is "Flower" and an inchie is strictly 1 x 1 inch square.
The theme at the Artful Times challenge is "Flowers".
When I see a theme for a challenge, my first ports of call are usually my black and white sketchbooks.
These contain very small square/rectangle sketches, from less than 1 x 1 inches to the largest (so far) 1¾ inches x 1¾ inches. These are not real-life sketches, they are inside-my-head sketches.
This one gave an idea for "Hothouse Flower" and is 1¼ x 1½ inches.
So I drew a new lady (after drawing several ladies), gave her some flowers ..... and the flowers were terrible, not quite so bad on the actual inchie, awful on the screen.
But I liked my new hothouse lady.
I drew new flowers on a bare inchie.
Did I feel strong enough to draw and paint yet another lady?
Mr. Esmeralda suggested using Photoshop cut and paste to put the lady beside the new flowers.
Can't do that! The Inchie Police will be round right away!
So he suggested using old fashioned cut and paste.
With scissors and glue.
??? The lady is less than an inch tall with squiggly bits, I can't do that!!!
Half an hour later ..... it's worth a try.
It works! Mr. E. is a genius.
So that's how making an inchie can take more than 6 hours.