I had such fun painting the 2 crows in alcohol inks that I decided to try another crow, this time in Brusho! If you missed the first 2 crow paintings, you can see them in THIS POST. I think I’ve decided to do a series of bird paintings, and put them in my Shop. Do you prefer to buy originals, or prints? I’ll probably offer the option of both.
CROW AND MOON
I found another free reference photo on Unsplash to use for this painting. This time, the crow has something to say!
I put a mat over the painting, to see how it looks.
After sketching the outline onto 8″ x 10″ Arches cold press watercolour paper, I started painting the crow. Black Brusho and Daniel Smith Paynes Gray are used for the beak and eye. The bird is a combination of Brusho in Cobalt, Purple and Black. Once the crow had dried, I painted the moon. For the moon, I used Brusho Orange, and then added in some Gray for texture. When the moon was dry, the background is painted in Black Brusho.
Here’s a different view of this crow painting.
I do like using ‘unusual’ colours for painting animals and birds! This was a good practice for the crow and moon.
What other types of birds would you like to see painted? I found a fun tutorial for a colourful ostrich that I’m going to try! You can see the Kingfisher that I painted in Brusho, in THIS POST, if you missed it. I’m thinking I’ll try a Blue Heron, as well. We have a lot of them around where I live; they’re amazing to see!
I’ve provided links below for supplies, if you need to order to try your own painting with Brusho. Thanks for spending some time with me today!