Archive | December 2012

A Pair of flamingos

flamingoes

A pair of flamingos. Coloured pencils and markers. Ulla Hennig November 2012

I had a reference photo from the Reference Images Library at WetCanvas, and for the first time I used the grid method to get the proportions right, instead of simply tracing the image. It takes a lot more time doing it this way, but it makes one look very closely at the reference image and the image one is drawing.

Regarding the background I took big liberties with the photo. I wanted it to be bright and cheerful.

Polychromos Coloured pencils and Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils, used dry. Markers: Delta Markers from Rotbart, copic ciaos.
Watercolour paper from Hahnemühle Fine Art, 17×24 cms.