Here’s a tiny Iusta I did as a tiny warmup this morning:

The squarish beige test swatch of paint in the middle of the paper is a handmade paint I’ve been playing with to get the right skin tone for any future Iustas. She’s a little on the washed-out side in this piece 😀

Materials used: Sakura Pigma Micron 005 pen; Sennelier (Phthalo Blue, Yellow Lake, Rose Madder Lake), M. Graham (Azo Green), Holbein (Mars Yellow), and Kuretake Gansai Tambi (Orange) watercolours; on Fluid 100, 100%-cotton cold press paper (I have a big crush on this paper at the moment); using a Mimik #2 Round brush that is meant to mimic a squirrel-hair brush at about a third the price (so far, so good, and I’m not afraid to use it, as I am with my one-and-only Kolinsky sable brush–10x the cost of the Mimik).