View Full Version : WDE Jan. 20,2017 - Bucky, the chicken

01-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Hi All.

Sorry for being a bit late. We had a very busy weekend. I am about 1/3 of the way done with my drawing/painting of Bucky. I used a different photo of him - which I uploaded to the RIL as I want to frame and hang this one.

I am using Canson 150# Mango board for it's smooth finish. I am drawing with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. The first photo is the reference photo, then the "drawing" with the Pencils then working water into the pencils to get the amazing brilliant colors that these pencils create. Just like watercolors, you can add layers to it. I use a tiny, tiny watercolor 18/0 sable brush to maintain precision and add texture to the painting. I just barely wet the brush to prevent any runaway water. Once I finish the painting I will add it to this post.

Here is how far I have come so far:


Here is the "drawn" start:


Then I added water:


Just like watercolor, you can add layers to darken, etc. shadows:


Here is the reference photo:


01-24-2017, 08:19 PM
this is a beauty...i will surely be back to see your progress !!!
tyree :wave:

01-24-2017, 08:23 PM
Wonderful start! I love the deep rich red you're getting with the inktense watercolor pencils. I've never tried them, but they look like fun. Thanks for the progress shots!

01-25-2017, 01:04 AM
Off to a great start looking forward to seeing the results.

01-25-2017, 04:01 AM
Great start!:)

01-25-2017, 07:25 AM
Beautiful so far.


01-25-2017, 02:43 PM
This is looking great so far! Looking forward to watching progress. The inktense pencils look good, I've picked them up in the shop a few times and put them back, I don't need any more art materials :D

01-25-2017, 03:09 PM
Great job. I love chickens and this one will be worthy of a frame when you get done.

01-25-2017, 03:20 PM
Such a proud bird! Loving your efforts so far. What size?

01-25-2017, 04:14 PM
So far so good Loveyour work so far.Imelda

01-25-2017, 04:43 PM
Sounds like you know this bird! Your detailed work is amazing. Love the effect of the ink tense colours.

01-26-2017, 01:51 AM
Oh wow this is going to be fantastic, I hope you share the finished version with us.

01-28-2017, 12:59 AM
Oh wow this is going to be fantastic, I hope you share the finished version with us.