For me it often comes from trawling through my sketchbooks where I found this strange couple.
This time I wanted to use water-colours and to have fuzzy edges which I achieved by first drawing the outlines with a water-soluble pencil.
I added a washi tape flower to the castle door and some stamping to give it more texture.
This is the rest of the first page, trying out paintings and drawings.
I drew and painted the couple from the sketchbook.
The lady on the left didn't turn out quite right so I drew her again. I also smudged Mr. Whatizname's right leg so drew him another one for a Photoshop transplant later.
What is that, bottom right? It was supposed to be a car - hahaha!
I assembled the images like a painted jigsaw puzzle using Photoshop.
The great advantage of this method is that with any image I can alter the colours, make it large or smaller or move it about to get the best composition.
The disadvantage is that I don't have a finished painting, but I do have a scene that I can make into cards or have printed and framed.
At "Mix it Monthly" this month, the theme is "A Happy Couple" and happily this couple is happy, having a little chat in their happy village street.