I was recently asked to draw a hummingbird design for a tattoo. I used my iPad Pro, my Apple Pencil (stylus) & the Paper app (by FiftyThree).
I found a beautiful color photo of a hummingbird in flight which I traced over in black & white:
To reduce the amount of black, I opened the file in Photoshop & adjusted the levels:
Finally, to get the watercolor effect she requested, I printed the black & white drawing & used a simple Crayola watercolor set to add the color:
I think the final design looks amazing & she was very pleased. I can’t wait to see the final tattoo!