I've had this idea for a while now and have been waiting for the opportunity to try using negative space in my art. When I saw the colour combo for the December Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge - I knew the time had come.
What I used:
- Lindy's Stamp Gang
Magicals: Time Travel Teal, Tiffany Lou Blue, Ocean Breeze Blue, Steampunk Sepia and Cafe au Lait
- Faber Castel Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils: Burnt Sienna & Bluish Turquoise
- Molotow 2mm Fine Tip (EF) Paint Marker - White
- Pilot Choose 0.7 White Pen
- Copic Multi Liner 0.3 - Sepia
- Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
Can you tell what bird this is from the silhouette? I hope you can :)
I gathered together some of my favourite supplies. Lindy's Magicals, a stamp that had not seen ink yet, a laser printed image of one of my favourite birds (an Australian Blue Wren) and some MaskIt from X-Press Graf-X.
I started by making my own mask, I carefully traced the bird outline onto the Mask It and cut out my image. Once stuck into my journal I mixed the Magicals with lots of water to make a watercolour wash and then 'slopped' the colours all over my page - I let some puddle, I splashed, painted and flicked. Then I left it to dry.
I added a simple doodled design to draw the focus to the bird a little more and for a little decoration, and the page was finished!