I'm using this project as a place to try new materials and techniques. This page was coated with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground.
I didn't have a lot of time, since the gathering for the exchange is tomorrow--it's been a crazy month (what's new?)--so I transfered the outlines from a reference photo. Then, I watercolored and added additional contrast with watercolor pencil. I think I was happier before I added the pencil--I'll go back and blend some of the pencil marks a little more.
The ground wasn't working well with the pointed pen, so, I switched to a fiber-tipped LePen while inscribing my haiku.