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It poured down rain all day Saturday foiling my birding plans so, I was really lazy all morning, then He-Man and I thought soup for dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant would be good on such a cold, blustery, raining day which prompted me to shower, and get dressed. Hours early, but I was motivated. Feed me and I’ll follow you anywhere! 🙂
Then I spent a couple hours getting ready for our upcoming tax appointment. UGH! I’ll be glad when that’s over!
After that I thought what the heck I’ll try to draw a bird since I can’t go out birding.
I drew it in pencil then went over that with Pigma Micron pens 03, and 01. The paper is Arches 140lb Hot Press watercolor paper. It’s a smoother less toothy paper which I find I
prefer more than the cold press paper which has a lot more texture. Then I added a wash using my Turner Watercolors.
I used my MimiK Kolinsky 12 round, and Robert Simmons Sapphire #8 round brushes.
Color mixing. I really need to find the box that has my book in it about color mixing!
I struggled with the gray. I ended up opening a tube of black and mixing a bit with ultramarine blue, and turquoise to get the color I sort of wanted. It’s a bit darker than it should be in the neck area, but I’m learning!
I wanted to use my own image as my muse, but my image was rather blah with very little color so, I went online to find a reference photo. I’d like to thank photographer Jacob S. Spendelow, who’s image I found to use. The link to the reference image is here.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015| Tripod
More to come…