Friday, February 22, 2013

Great crested fly catcher

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'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.

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