Birds

5x7 Hotpress Paper
Sparrow 2015 5×7 Hotpress Paper

Birds, cute feathery tweet-tweets in an array of different colors. I love them. Its just that I have never painted them and when I tried, If ound that they were fun to paint, challenging as I could not make their feathers look stiff. I also had to check the light that bounces off their feathers,  and their sharp expressions. Birds are just beautiful creatures.

The first trial I did of the birdsa t least after the owls was the picture on the left. The painting was done on Hotpress paper,which was pretty new to me. But it was fun to do and a light project for me to create on that day.

Sleepy Sparrow
Sleepy Sparrow 2015 (c) Little Miss Marikit Watercolor

I had to figure out how to light it, give it life and make it look fluffy. I still have a lot of things to learn about painting feathers so this is a treat.  It really challenged me to focus on details and create focus on the softness of the bird.

Color is also important when creating birds. you have to make sure that you capture their vibrant feathers. And I tried to do it in this rendition of a hummingbird with inktense pencils and  watercolor on hotpress.

I definitely have to do more and create more birds to learn them but its fun learning in the process. And I hope i do justice to these beautiful animals.

Hummingbird
Hummingbird, 2015 Hotpress watercolor (c) Littlemissmarikit