For the longest time I stayed away from drawing birds, but after watching birds play outside my bedroom window, I decided I needed to overcome that fear. I painted this guy on mix media paper, using gouache by M. Graham, Winsor Newton, Caran d'ache, and Holbein. The M.Grahams, W/N, and the Caran d'ache seem to re-wet with no problem;but the Holbein...it's kind of hit or miss. I'm planning on buy a set of
Schmincke Horadam gouache this weekend. I guess it's time to spend the money on good quality gouache and Schmincke seems to get great reviews. I also have been playing around with Photoshop using the gradient feature for the background.