I wasn't sure that I was going to color in the sky at all. In fact, yesterday morning, I thought I might be done, that I might leave the sketch this way:
But last night, I was trying to stay awake past 7:30, so I decided to start filling in the sky with color. I started to lose the stars, so I tried accentuating them with some thin lines of cranberry color.
Here's the haiku-like piece that I wrote on the second day of sketching:
Stars in a cold sky
Mend the torn butterfly wings
In the finished piece, I'm no longer sure that the sky looks cold. It's got a weird, warmer energy--but I like it.
I really enjoyed working on this sketch, seeing what colors emerged and submerged as I added more layers of color.