Hello hello everyone and happy mid-week to you! I wanted to share a smaller 5 x7 solo mixed media birdie I did in Kuretake Zig watercolor pens and Prismacolor colored pencils… this is an extension of the Life Book 2016 “Quirky Bird” lesson from a couple of weeks ago. This little pink gal is a self-portrait of sorts (I am a little kooky…) and was made as a gift for someone special that has been super awesomely supportive of my new art adventure. The theme recently has been gratitude and appreciation, so making an art gift was a fun way to express those feelings! 🙂
This artwork started off as a quick sketch and was filled in with the Kuretake Real Brush pens and activated with water for a watercolor effect. Colored pencils added some shading, and Posca paint pends completed the details. The Kuretake markers come in such bright, cheerful colors, don’t they?
- Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen (Watercolor brush markers)
- Posca Paint Pens
- Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil
- Graphite Pencils
- Strathmore Watercolor Card (I cut one in half)
I hope this has inspired you! It is a simple drawing, but oh so enjoyable and quick to make. You don’t have to worry about things like symmetry, or realism… just go nuts and have fun!
Thank you for visiting – I’ll catch you Friday! 🙂
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