Sunday, 6 September 2015
Parcels, Parrots & Picking...
The green was the sticking point - it's very bright and not a natural colour. However, I thought a parrot, or rather a conure, would be an ideal subject to use it on. I sketched one out, drew around it using the bamboo pen & the Indian ink, then set to colouring it in. I did have to use a few more items - an orange paint pen from last month's box and a couple of watercolours for the blue & red. It's not my usual way of working, but it was good to experriment.
The diffuser is a mad thing though - it consists of two metal tubes joined with a hinge, one of them having a mouthpiece. You insert one tube into a bottle/jar of colour, then blow hard through the mouthpiece. I had to do this over the kitchen sink as the colour spatters far and wide. I can see me using this for things such as sea spray though, but precautions need to be taken if I don't want to Jackson Pollock the surrounding area!
On the needles: a gorilla, designing it from scratch and having difficulty!
On the easel: still the black labrador