Saturday, September 09, 2006

All before 3pm

I saw this on my way home from work this morning.

I ran home to get my camera (Silly, silly girl- NEVER leave home without the camera), but it started raining on my way back, and all the birds were gone. The dense grouping of birds stretched on for maybe 40 yards. My favorite were the regularly spaced birds on the diagonal line. I've never seen birds perched there before.

I think the birds are a bit heavy handed in my drawing. I had planned on doing the whole thing in ink (or stupid sharpie because I still haven't fixed my stupid pen), but I decided to bring some color into it for the background, then the pole, but neglected to bring some in for the birds. They would still have been black or gray, but they wouldn't be so dense- there would have been an ink outline.

I've enjoyed playing with watercolor pencil. It works well with the cards. I like the way the ink looks with it as well, sort of illustrative.

2 comments:

hesira said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your birds on wires! It's water color & pen? Great painting!

I love my studio. The pic on my blog doesn't show it as amazing as it is. It was a terrible mess when we bought the house, and it took me years to get it up and running, but it was worth it.

Aprilynne said...

I agree that it looks like an illustration in a book. At first glance, though, it looked real, then I said, "Oooooh cool" =)*) I like how the birds look silouetted.