Sunday, June 12, 2011

Birds of a Feather

Well, I thought that one feather in a corner of the page wasn't enough. I decided to add a bird. I initially toyed with the idea of adding the hen from The Eagle Has Landed, but that was never going to work, really. I looked at the Twitter bird as an option (it's easy to draw!). Then I saw the yukata hanging in my bathroom, with it's pattern of cranes in flight, and I knew that's what I needed. I traced a photo I found on the web (using my Wacom tablet and Photoshop Elements) and played with various shades of blue. I created a Picasa collage,  printed it in 2 sizes, added some more glazes of acrylics, and then drew some pastel squiggles in matching shades. Et voilà!

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