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How neat that Draw-a-Bird Day falls on Mother’s Day in the US this month. I hope all Mothers everywhere have a wonderful day!
For this month’s Draw-a-Bird Day I painted an Anna’s Hummingbird.
Not without much trial and error though. This is my 4th attempt. The first 3 have been shredded. I couldn’t get the proportion right; it was too short, too fat, too long, or too thin.
After talking to Myriam about my trials with it she asked me if I had used a ruler or my grid? I hadn’t. On this last try I used the ole pencil ruler trick and got a lot closer to what I wanted in terms of size and proportion. Thank you Myriam!
I’ve been following watercolor artist Alan Owen on Youtube for quite awhile, and he always adds a matte board frame to his piece on completion, and the work that looked great before the matte frame looks more like art with it. I tucked that thought away to get some matte boards. Lately fellow blogger Jodi over at lifeinbetween.me has been adding a matte board frame to the work she shares and it just looks terrific. I went over to the art store early this week and finally bought a few to see how my bird watercolor pieces look. I like the way it looks. It dresses it up. 🙂 He-Man said I need to get frames now and hang them. We’ll see.
My muse for this Anna’s Hummingbird is an image I made in March this year.
Myriam thought it would make a wonderful subject for a drawing or painting. I think so too.
This is part of Draw-a-Bird Day over at Laura’s Createartevery.com . To see all the bird art posted today click here. Scroll down to the comments to see the links to all the posts shared this month.
To read the original story of how Draw-a-Bird Day got started click here
Images- Nikon Df| Delkin Digital Film| Nikkor 105mm & 200-500mm lenses| PS CC 2015
More to come…