Friday, July 15, 2011

Two Birds



Human masks over feathered faces, the magician's birds look, but do not speak.  They play in a form they do not understand.  

I must say, brown is such a fun color to work in!  This ATC was done mostly in brown ink, with a little bit of watercolor and black ink to bring it all together.  I often do sketches and underpaintings with brown ink, its definitely one of my art supply box essentials.  

Do you have a favorite art supply you couldn't live without?

6 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous monochromatic painting! It has so much depth and emotion.

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  2. I love using all different kinds of colored thread to do my thread sketching. I also love wax pastel crayons.
    I also like using brown, so many rich shades to work in. I like all the texture and color variation that you achieved.

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  3. This is just stunning! It is mysterious and engaging and your style is beautiful. Wonderful ATC, thank you for sharing it with us.
    My favorite art supply? Hmm, I almost always use watercolor crayons and acrylic these days, but charcoal is probably one of the most constants. Have a great week, xo

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  4. This is amazing...such detail on such a little piece....my favourite thing I seem to use are my watersoluable wax crayons...with white acrylic.....xxx

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  5. This is really gorgeous, I love every detail and the expressions on their faces.

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  6. Thanks everyone for sharing your favorite art supplies and for the compliments! It was fun reading what everyone likes to use the most in their art pieces, and I must say I definitely have a soft spot for those water-soluble crayons as well. :)

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