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The Speedball Bird

Sharon Mann at MakeArtMagicHappens and I recently exchanged hand-painted collage papers.  It was so fun to get Sharon’s delightful, creative papers in the mail! 🙂

We thought it would be fun to share the papers we received from each other today AND create a wacky, weird bird with our new papers!

Below is my bird as it developed next to Sharon’s gorgeous papers…

I added pencil shading to give my bird dimension.  I love the bright colors Sharon used in her papers here:

Sharon creates in a wonderful variety of shapes, patterns and playfulness in her papers (can you find the bird?!)

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Adding the final touches, can you find the 3 pen nibs I collaged to the bird’s feathers?

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Sharon makes her “pen and ink” drawings sing like the color collage in the middle:

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I finished my bird by adding color pencils:

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The Speedball Bird

I encourage you to share your art with a friend.  It may open up new ideas and possibilities!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Thank you Sharon for this fun exchange and challenge!  I enjoyed it soooo much!