Here's kind of a step by step art journal page, but it's backwards, so start at the bottom. :-)
And it's done. Maybe. I may outline all or part of it in black. Or white. We'll see, I guess. I think it's better to take some time, so I'll look at it in a couple of days and then decide.
I did some detailing with my magical white Sharpie.
I decided this flower needed a darker circle around the middle. See it below, it looks kind of weird. Now it looks better.
I wrote in a bible verse because that's what I do and drew in a flower stem that I had forgotten on one of the flowers and drew some ferns with a green sharpie.
I use multiple colors on the leaves too.
I like to use multiple colors on each flower, my goal is at least 5 different colors per flower.
Then I piled a bunch of markers on my desk. Generally when I do this, I make an effort to use them all in the picture. Today I kind of cheated because I decided I didn't like all of these colors. I used some and threw some of them back into the caddy.
Went a little crazy with this because it was pretty fun.
Back to the stamps, using a pencil eraser and a marker this time.
Then I outlined the rest of the flowers. At this point, I always think that whatever drawing I am working on is going to turn out horrible. I always think they look bad, but I persevere. :-)
I did go over the mistake with a white paint Sharpie to help minimize it a little.
Then I made this mistake on one of the other flowers. Made a mental note to color this petal with a dark color. :-)
So I decided to make it into a different type of flower.
and then another one, quickly making a mistake by encroaching this stem on where I would normally draw the flower petals.
Then I started drawing with one of the center flowers.
Last night I lightly painted the page in blue/green. It's very light. Then today I used various objects (above) to stamp circles on the page.