Rainbow Art Journal – If I Had Wings

I was trying to decide what to draw while making my morning mug of tea. I like to look at the birds at my feeder while the kettle boils and I was enjoying the way the light was highlighting the beautiful colours in the feathers of a grackle. Flashes of blues, purples, greens were shining among the rich black. And that was when I decided to draw a figure with wings in those jewel tones. I thought about making the background deep black to better reflect the grackle inspiration for the drawing but decided against it. Maybe I should at a later date? I have annoyed myself by making the wing on the right too stubby. I should have done a bit more pencil scaffolding before I went in with the ink. Apparently this is a lesson I will never learn. Otherwise I quite like this illustration – in large part because I love that Daniel Smith Phthalo Turquoise so much.

73 - If I Had Wings

5 thoughts on “Rainbow Art Journal – If I Had Wings

  1. Love it!! Btw for my pencil scaffolding I use a watercolor pencil that way I don’t have to erase any lines…a bit of water and the pencil line “oops” becomes a color area. Good job!!

  2. Pingback: Rainbow Art Journal – If I Had Wings — Pict Ink | Ups Downs Family History

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