Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Every Branch Needs a Bird

I drew and painted a little chipping sparrow for the center of the piece. I did the bird on Strathmore drawing paper - first with pencil, then added colored pencil, and finally a bit of fluid acrylic for the darkest parts.  I tore the bird out and glued it onto a backing. For the backing, I used some unusual paper I had sitting around, and don't really know what it is, but it's quite thick and textured.  To tear the piece, I dampened the paper where I wanted to tear it, then tore along the edge of a metal ruler.

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