palm beach pink

Trying out mixing sumi with watercolor... does anyone know if I'm doing this right?! I'm a little frustrated that I don't know anything about this new ink but its also exciting to see what I can figure out on my own. Today is my Grandmother's birthday, so I decided to try a shocking pink in honor of her. She always loved pink, and "palm beach pink" in particular - the brightest of the bright. She wasn't your typical grandmother. Glamorous and aloof, the closest she came to baking me cookies was letting me dress up in her collection of Pucci scarves and reminding me that "you can never be too rich or too thin"... as I said, not your typical grandmother.

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9 comments

  • ‘you can never be too rich or too thin.’
    i love it.

    • Dom
  • today is my birthday, inslee!!! thanks for such a great illustration today! i like the watercolors and ink, keep trying! it looks great!

    also, it’s so funny you say this. my grandmother is the SAME. so into fashion, clothes, “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips.”

    • taylor
  • I think you are doing this right, because it’s gorgeous! I can relate, my grandmother is not typical. She’s the one in Palm Beach tanning, martini in one hand, cigarette in the other. Never saw her bake cookies once.

    • Karin
  • That explains why your illustrations are so glamorous. I love the fact that your grandmother is not typical. Happy birthday to her :)
    xoxo

    • Sophie
  • thats a great quote “everyone needs a grandmother with a story”

    • Inslee