Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Honeyeater in watercolour pencil and ink

 You may recall the photos I finally nabbed last week. So here is my first attempt at capturing the little guy on paper.
My scanner doesn't do a very good job of reproducing images so it looks worse here than the actual piece. I left the background plain purposely because I wanted to focus on the honeyeater.
I used my watercolour pencils then finished off with black ink on some cheap watercolour paper (because it was all I had!)


This was my first rough sketch. It's so long since I drew or painted anything that I wanted to challenge myself by making the first sketch as uncomplicated and fast as possible. I was pleased it only took a few minutes and this sketch became the basis for the watercolour.

Next time I'll try putting in some background, and then there is the embroidery idea, not to mention the linocut......



5 comments:

Rainbow Made said...

Beautiful Kel!! You have capture him perfectly...

Tas said...

He is gorgeous, Kel.

So many crafty pursuits, so little time, hey?

quilary said...

Really lovely! It looks just like the photo you took.

The Handmaden said...

Thank you all! And yes Tas - way, way too many!!

baukje said...

They are both beautiful, even the last one is so real...