I started with the background. I scribbled a few marker colors on a nonstick craft sheet, spritzed with water, and also spritzed a little water on my paper (90 lb hot press water color). I dragged the paper through the color. Next, I scribbled markers on a pallet, spritzed with water and dripped at the top of the paper and let it run down. I also picked up color with a water brush and made streaks. I just played with color until I was happy with it.