Hi there, and welcome to week 3 of inktober.
This week seems to be the week of birds,
15-16 Random birds, the book doesn’t say what kind they are, I suppose you could just change the colours and the shape would work for many little birds.
15 – The birds above were painted on a blossom branch as it gives them a place to perch.
16 – Birds on a line, I was just practising the strokes so instead of the birds floating around in mid-air I painted a quick line underneath to represent the branch.
17-21 Sparrows, these were so much fun to do! I found a picture from The beginner’s guide to painting: Birds and Insects. Judging by the page I have found I definitely need to check this book out.
17 – I painted a small block of birds on a page; they were all in different positions, perfect for adding to other paintings.
Then all I needed was something for them to perch on, I picked bamboo with their flexible stems, I thought they would make good perches.
18 – A small part of a bigger picture, this was the only part I liked so I cropped it in the computer.
19 – Four sparrows all painted with two tones of ink. It’s all the same ink; I just add more water to dilute it to a paler tone.
20 – Two little sparrows. I’m mixing my inks here and it makes quite a reasonable brown.
21 – Two more sparrows on bamboo. The beauty of having all of these birds in so many positions you can pick one or more and it is a completely different painting.
I could paint these little sparrows all day long and I have many more practice pieces. I’m also sure that it would be very boring for everybody to see but me hehehe, so I’m going to move on and see what else I can find in my books.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Till next time, have fun x
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