Wednesday, December 15, 2010

tweet, tweet, tweet, a bird choir is a TREAT!

For my Children's Market class, we were left to our own devices and allowed to do whatever we pleased. As long as it was children inspired/targeted.

So I decided to use an idea I had earlier this year. One where a little girl directs a choir of birds. My first composition had a straight on view of a tree, birds all lined up on a branch and the girl standing in profile before it. I've been advised to walk around my pieces to see if there might be a more interesting view to them.

So what's more interesting then looking down upon the girl from the view of the birds. Of course, this proved a problem when collecting reference, but this is what resulted:

laying down some color . . .

and done(all in watercolor and pen)! for now anyways. ^_^ would you like to know a secret? the girl was originally some ordinary little girl, until a friend suggested I make the girl be myself. I rather liked the suggestion so I went with it. ^_^

Have a GREAT day!


  1. Cute! I like the idea of "walking around" your painting to see another perspective.

  2. I Love it! You draw yourself well and I like this perspective. You seem to be learning a lot from you classes. I love being able to see what you are doing. Thanks for sharing