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oldrockchick
07-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Thanks for lovely refs and for hosting Painter65

couldn't resist this little chap. I couldn't decide on a light and dark background or not, but went for the dark. However, one layer in I wish I hadn't! Dark Inktense can streak if not laid evenly. Still, I sorted it out with subsequent layers. I changed the complicated background and put the bird still in a rose setiing but sipping from a different plant. I couldn't work out what flower it was so I went for some sort of honeysuckle. I added in some long leaves too and to add more realism I plucked 3 leaves from the rose bush in my own garden and painted them.

Lost track of time sorry as I was outside in the garden with no watch or clock, but here is a photo after the Inktense stage

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2013/179312-DSCN0817_768x1024.jpg




FINISHED:-

'Hummingbird'
A4 Winsor & Newton Med Grain HW cartridge paper
Derwent Inktense blocks & pencils (background)
Faber Castell Watercolour pencils (bird & rose leaves)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2013/179312-WDE_5_Jul_13_Hummingbird_gouache_1000px.JPG

connievanwinssen
07-07-2013, 06:20 PM
Very pretty:)

Lakish
07-07-2013, 10:52 PM
Lovely colors!

Painter65
07-08-2013, 12:34 AM
You have captured his colours, what a sweetie!

crispur2005
07-08-2013, 04:28 AM
Inktense seems to be the perfect medium for capturing those intense iridescent colours. You made this one your own. Its lovely Lin.

rozzi
07-08-2013, 04:40 AM
I like the way you echoed the colours in the leaves.

surob
07-08-2013, 09:02 AM
Pretty little bird.

Shirl Parker
07-08-2013, 09:06 AM
Well done Lin. Very nice rich color. :clap:

breadmerchant
07-08-2013, 09:52 AM
You did a great a job on this Lin....appropriate colors....

Paulafv
07-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Lovely Lin. Excellent how the hummingbird resembles his environment. Great job on bird and leaves.

Deano
07-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Great colors, Lin!

justjean
07-08-2013, 08:52 PM
very nice

123harry
07-09-2013, 03:34 AM
Nice bold shapes.

mammevicki
07-09-2013, 07:04 AM
Interesting~~ Bright and Bold!!!!

jlloren
07-09-2013, 08:54 AM
Lovely colors Lin!

ncgirl
07-09-2013, 10:54 AM
How pretty! The colors shimmer!

juliet45
07-09-2013, 11:26 AM
Beautiful colours.

m50paul
07-10-2013, 04:09 AM
very nice, love the color

artastic
07-10-2013, 10:21 AM
well done, the darks really made this little fellow pop

oldrockchick
07-10-2013, 11:52 AM
thanks all - I'm glad I persevered with the dark background choice even though it took a few layers to achieve.