Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chickie

I finally got my scanner hooked back up and now I can scan away.
After I got the scanner done it was time to play. First, I made a couple of book marks and then it was time to bring out the markers. I got a piece of green card stock about 5" x 2" and then looked for something to draw. Well my Blue Fronted Amazon parrot was sitting on her little
box which rests on my art desk. We like to sing together while I work. She is one of my art buddies.

I drew a pencil outline and then used a white scrapbooking marker to fill it in. I was just going to leave it white but I pulled out my other markers, yes scrapbooking ones (Le Plume) and some colored Sharpies. The drawing is layers of the different markers and blended them with a blending marker. After it was done I cut it out and placed it on aged red paper which is the same size as the green. The effect was strange. It looks a bit like I painted it. After awhile the markers were roughing up the paper. I glued it in my new drawing book but before I did that I had scanned it in. Art book was upstairs so I will have to scan that some other time.

4 comments:

Rebecca K. O'Connor said...

I really like the effect of this! I love more stylized parrot art. (realistic abounds)Nice job with this! It's fun when experimenting pan out. :-)

Rhonda said...

Thanks, I love happy accidents;-) I have a hard time now with drawing because my illness makes my head wiggle (on the inside no one sees it) and my hands might move. I need more practice and adjust to this condition. I gave up drawing a lot these past four years, which is why I am glad I found this group. All these beautiful artists are giving me confidence to draw.

Have a great day!

;-)Rhonda

Rhonda said...

Thanks, I love happy accidents;-) I have a hard time now with drawing because my illness makes my head wiggle (on the inside no one sees it) and my hands might move. I need more practice and adjust to this condition. I gave up drawing a lot these past four years, which is why I am glad I found this group. All these beautiful artists are giving me confidence to draw.

Have a great day!

;-)Rhonda

MILLY said...

Lucky you having a studio space, looks great. It is such a wonderful hobby drawing and being creative, so good to inspire children too.