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Brilliantly Colored Swooping Watercolor Bird

Today while my husband was engrossed in videogames, I ducked up to my craft room to paint! I've been thinking about ideas for the craftster.org papercrafting challenge (I have to make something that incorportes patterned paper that also hangs), and I thought maybe I'd do a bird mobile type thingie, with patterned paper raindrops coming from the wings.... I'm not sure if I'm actually going to put something like that together before the deadline, though. We'll see.
I sketched out a flying bird of imaginary origins, and then started painting. I loooove warm and bright colors, so I went with a firey motif. After coloring with my watercolors, I used a sharpie pen to do all the black outlining and details you see. I wish I would have gotten some in-progress shots, but meh. Next time.
Then I cut the birdie out and lined the edges black with a brushpen. Here she is flying with my fish friend.
I actually don't think I'll be making that mobile thing, but rather just mounting the bird on a square of scrapbooking paper with some stickyback foam and then framing it. I haven't committed to a particular sheet yet, though. I'm not sure which I like the best, yet. Does anyone have any opinions on which I should go with? I'm sort of partial to the green....
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5 comments:

Audio said...

I'm liking the green too!

Christia said...

I say either the green or the blue. It seems to pop more :)

Tara Ethington said...

Hmm....I like the blue. But green is a close 2nd.

merica vom nahttrenner said...

go with the green

Yolette Mabilangan Cuevas said...

what can i say?! everything you do is perfect.