Saturday, 2 June 2018
Index card 2, whimsical owl
I watched a tutorial by Kelly Cook on painting whimsical owls on vintage book paper. I had great difficulty in finding the YouTube page again, but then I was looking for Kelly Book! :) Anyway here is the location:
Although Kelly said she was happy for others to copy her owl, I did my wings and top of the head differently.
I managed to find a vintage book that was falling apart in a charity shop. The lady said she was told to throw it out, but she knew someone would buy it! I decided to do some owls in a variety of mediums. I did this one using felt tip pens first, the colours seemed a bit strong so I gessoed over it and the ink ran. I used a babywipe to get up some of the inky smudges. I liked the colour much better, but needed to give it a little definition by outlining with a black marker. Then I went over the body and face with a white chalk marker, redid some of the black lines and finally a picture my husband likes :)
This Owl I did on an Index card which I had gessoed first. I used colouring pencils, did the black with a Sharpie Fine point marker and also used them for the wording.
See you tomorrow x