Thursday, September 27, 2012

IF - Crooked

Well, here it is, Illustration Friday #2 (for me.)  This week the word was "Crooked."  So I made a crooked owl, trying to eat some little fellows hiding beneath a crooked branch.
 I'm thinking I may have to step away from my struggles with watercolour paints for next week.  I like them because I have this little kit that fits in the palm of my hand, and I can just whip it out and paint.  But I don't know anything about watercolours.  This kit comes with two greens, but no black.  No black?  Is that normal for watercolours?  Isn't it just a basic mixing colour?  Sigh.  At the very least, I suppose it's good practice, but I definitely feel like I'm over-labouring it a bit.  It's probably not a good sign that the paper I'm painting on is starting to ball up into little nubbly bits!
Anyway, this is the result (most of it, anyway - I lost some bits to the size of my scanner bed - smaller paper next time, too!)
I'm already looking forward to the new word tomorrow!

6 comments:

Hannah Tuohy said...

Lovely illustration. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Hi - when we come for a visit I'll show you how to mix a black using ultramarine blue... Love the picture -beautiful crooked owl! Xo m/j/g

lola said...

so beautiful. I love it.

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Coreopsis said...

You just need better paper. This is a lovely, sensitive illustration. (I never use black when I do watercolors-- but then I don't really know anything about watercolors, either.)

Cindy D. said...

This is great! I love the owl and the little tiny people. Scary though! I can't help you with watercolors but stepping away when you're frustrated is a good plan. :)