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07-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Version 1 was the beginning - just a bit of scratching and light work in the painted background (FW acrylic inks again for this and Koh-i-nor black for the bird) I didn't like the colors, the busyness, and the red in the background.
Version 2 is the finished artwork - toned down background, more scratching and color in the bird, no red in the background.
This is a companion piece to the macaw. Similar colors and style, both 5x7 on white board. There are 2 - 4 more pieces in this set. They have been good for learning some new things about inks, tools, and techniques.
And now that it's posted I think I'll have to work on the bird's breast more - it should be much more yellow, not streaky like that. So...not finished yet but almost.

07-27-2014, 09:38 AM
Beautiful work! I love the way you did the background.

07-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Thank you, Kendall. It's a learn-as-you-go series.

Harry Seymour
07-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Love the colors.