Finch. Parson Finch. Good to meet you
All he wanted was some birdseed and a saucer of water. He got this.
Ink and watercolor on paper
Also known as the black-throated finch (Poephila cincta)
They’re done with ink and watercolor on paper and were part of a personal project I’m working on. My idea for the landscape has changed though so I can’t use it for that anymore. It was fun to do though, I really like imagining where everything is supposed to go and how a landscape might have evolved.
I started this because i wanted to do something with the passage of time, moons and stars. I wanted to give it a bit of depth so i had to be sure that the light and shadows would work well. As you can see i layered all the objects which helps as well. I made a rough mock up out of plasticine and toothpicks and made a photo to get an idea of the lighting. The couple was only added in after a few sketches because it felt like it needed something else. I like they’re in there, being all starcrossed and dramatic. I tried a few more detailed ones, more color etc but simple seemed to work best .
When i had decided on the details it was a very straightforward albeit long process .
I like how it came out with all the different shades and colors
It’s made with watercolors, colored and black ink and some gouache on 300gr paper. 18 by 24 cm
Peacocks are beautiful, they are bright and colourful and shiny. The peahens however, are just as beautiful in their own way, just not that loud. I wanted to put the peahens in the spotlight for a change. I love all the greens and browns they have and the little chicks are adorable.At the petting zoo close to my (old)home they were usually found outside near the haystack so I could get some reasonable photos with my old camera.
Paper size is 18 by 24 cm – watercolour and ink on 300gr paper
Last December I’ve been to Edinburgh for a few days by myself. One good thing about travelling solo is that you can do whatever you want for however long you want to do it. In my case this means taking reference photos of just about everything including lots and lots of stuffed animals and sketching stuff in museums for hours on end. The painting of Stevenson is a result of this. I noticed a little photograph in the Writers’ museum which is a small but very interesting museum on Scottish writers( and it’s free!) that really spoke to me. So i made a sketch. It was very sketchy. The audio in that particular exhibit room was on repeat which is fine if you’re there walking around. Not so much when you’re doing a sketch 😀 So I want to end with this:
Pieces of eight! Arggggg!!!
Watercolour and inks on A4 paper.
The reference has no crazy orange, red, magenta and purple in it whatsoever. I deemed it necessary.
Photo by M Baird – Hocking Hills
An idea based on the boardgame Snakes and Ladders, or Chutes and Ladders as it is also known. Growing up I always liked the game but the board we had sported some of the ugliest sausage-like snakes I have ever seen and that always put me off playing.
I had some trouble deciding on which route I liked to go on so I decided to do two versions I like the one with the white snakes for the immediate impact it has and the other one has more depth to me. Depends on what you’re looking for really. Both are done with watercolour and black and coloured inks on paper.