Friday, 26 April 2013

Pheasant ~ Watercolour and Ink on heavyweight Bockingford

This pheasant has been visiting my veggie patch for weeks now and comes right up to the dining room window. I just wanted to capture him - pheasants are my favourite birds anyway!

The following 2 details, illustrate my use of Winsor & Newton drawing ink (Nut Brown) with wet watercolour. I then rinse the surface quickly, when the media are semi-dry to exaggerate the technique - though it can be simply left. I also used watercolour pencil here and there to pull out detail and give a contrasting hard line.


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