Have fun and paint a parakeet, today I will explain how I think when I paint the bird. And I start with the parakeet because it is not to difficult. I found a photo I like and will use this as an guide. You know it dosen’t have to be exactly the same as the photo.
Under you see that I have drown a circle and an oval having a rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape, like that of an egg. The beak of the bird is like a little triangle. This is pretty easy to draw and the best way to start. The next is to look more closely at the photo and use the pencil to draw the right curves.
I use a Water Colour marker from Winston & Newton, when it is wet it will integrate and blend well with the other colours . For me it is important that the drawing is alive, and here are some tricks that will make the bird breath. I don’t lock the outlines, and I vary the touch of the pen. Thin and thick, thick and thin. This is very important in this drawing.
I wet the paper first and add the two blue colours. I paint the blue like a doughnut. I don’t paint in the middle. After, when the blue is dry I will add yellow on the forehead and the stomach. By doing this I will make the stomach come forward and the blue will integrate to the background. it is also the biggest contrast you can make by using primary colours and it will also give a great colour perspective.
I add more and more colours til I get a good contrast and that it is bright and lively.
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