I just wanted to try something different with my acrylics. I had noticed from some other painting I am working on that the PITT Artist Brush Pen works quite nicely with the acrylic paints, so I felt like doing something more graphic design like.
I used watercolour paper and did the underpainting with a tiny speck of blue and a bigger amount of white. Then I drew the shape of the bird (without its legs) and the blossoms with a pencil. When I began to apply lemon yellow I noticed that I had to add some white in order to make the paint opaque, and you can still see the light blue shining through on some spots of the bird. I am not quite sure whether that is because of the low quality of the acrylics I bought or whether that is the case with every lemon yellow you buy.
In the end I added the feet of the bird, the stems and leaves of the flowers and did the outlines with the Artist Brush Pen.