Bird in Lockdown – Update
As I promised ,here is the finished version of the mixed media pigeon . I first drew this in pen . Then I added thin watercolour washes , and next I strengthened the colours with more washes . And , finally , I added detail with coloured pencils .
Mixed Media Pigeon Spots Something with her Beady Eye !
As you can see , I like leaving all the construction lines in . To tell you the truth , I actually started this piece off as a doodle , so there are plenty of lines . And then I decided what the drawing should be ! ( see more bird art in this post here )
Actually , I find that the coloured pencils are ideal for soft feathers and grasses .
I sell all the art on my website at reasonable prices . For example, this mixed media piece is 9 by 9 inches square in watercolour , pen and coloured pencil on paper and it’s priced at £25 including shipping in the UK .So , it’s Affordable Art – if you want to treat yourself !
5 Replies to “Mixed Media Pigeon – Now Finished”
Might be in lockdown, but so incredibly luminous, Margaret! Glad you posted the update! 😊 Tweeted!
Thanks very much, Felipe, for your kind words and for the tweet ! I think using watercolour and coloured pencil gives a gorgeous glossy look to this kind of mixed media work – especially if you keep the washes quite light .