My focus in my art right now is on birds.
At first I took a more abstract approach with acrylics on canvas without any photo references as in the “Homeschool” piece below. I think this piece would make a fabulous addition to an children’s illustrated book and ancilliary children’s products with its vibrant colors.
Then, I switched media from acrylics to pen and watercolor pencils on watercolor paper for a doodled look.
After “winging it” (get it…birds…winging. it.), I decided to go to the library to find a book with reference photos of birds. The library did not disappoint. I found “Artist’s Photo Reference: Birds” by Bart Rulon. That’s where my inspiration came for this illustrated page on the American Avocet.
Stay tuned for more artwork as I fly by the seat of my pants on this creative journey.
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