Yesterday, I shared a color pencil drawing of the beautiful Bee-Eater Bird.
Today, I thought it would be fun to create a cut-out of this bird and play with color.
I started with 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I chose Golden Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Turquois, Diarylide Yellow and Transparent Pyrrole Orange to play with on my paper:
Like a glass of red wine, it was fun to swirl my paints around with a paint brush and watch the colors blend into each other. I savored the colors and applied them slowly so they wouldn’t become mud. I also applied some colors with a palette knife. I found this process to be quite relaxing.
Next, I added some doodles with a Zig Writer pen. I am taking Diane Culhane’s class – Doings of a Doodle – so decided to add it here:
It looks a bit like a written language, don’t you think? But they are just doodles drawn left to right, without lifting my pen.
Next, I took a sheet of clear mylar film and laid it over my color pencil drawing of my Bee-Eater Bird. I used a black marker to outline it and cut out its shape.
I then took my “stencil” and laid it over my painted paper. Since the image was on clear film, I could play with the placement on my paper before cutting out the image. I wanted to cut out the image so I could play with different background colors:
It was fun to see which backgrounds made my birds sing and which ones did not.
What is your favorite?