Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Giving body to the one-liner bird... with mixed media.

I had so much fun making these birds; they are from the current Year of the Spark assignment.

During the entire process, I kept this in mind... Let the medium rule.

This one was done using a fine line marker and oil pastels on card stock:

 Next up, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, watercolor, gel pen, and pastels on gessoed watercolor paper:

And the final one, acrylic ink, graphite, Neocolor II waxed pastels, and charcoal on gessoed watercolor paper:

As you can see from the different interpretations of the original one-liner (see the bird montage in this blog post ), the kind of medium and sequence in which it was used created the flow to the finished bird.

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