I managed to start and finish something in only a week – now that’s progress!
The new painting was done in watercolor, gouache, and ink on rough watercolor paper. I found that my pen trips a bit on the paper’s surface, leading to a few extra blotches and blobs. Adds character, right?
The parrot is an homage to my sister’s green-cheeked conure, Stewart. (Or just “Bird Stew”, if you prefer.) Hmm, he’s a lot cuter when he’s not biting anyone.
The budgie is in memory of all the ones I’ve kept as pets over the years (= many), although I’m not sure we ever had a yellow and blue one.
All the other birds are for decorative purposes only, but there are some that I’ve drawn so many times now (like the bluebird and cardinal) that they’re beginning to feel like old friends. Part of my imaginary aviary, perhaps?
I think I’ll turn the painting into a postcard instead of the usual print, since I’ve been wanting a new freebie to add to my Etsy orders. Might just go ahead and change my business card as well, since I’m almost out of the first batch. I was going to ask for your opinions on this design, but it’s looking a little color-by-technicolor, eh? Hmm. Back to Photoshop.
Anyhow, excusing the neon glow, what do you think? And do you like the new font? (Thank you, Dafont.) I liked my old one, but it could be a little spindly and I can’t find a version that will open on my Mac. Am hoping that Danoise will be a little friendlier…I prefer the look of Ecolier, but I can’t get the file to open just now.