Friday, June 1, 2012

Hungry Bird Final

After finishing the sketch on illustration board, I toned the board with a neutral acrylic wash. Next I put a layer of matte medium and proceeded with oil.

My daughter was very specific about the colors. It's supposed to match a quilt we made her little girl. The yellow is a true spectral hue but the blue is half way between weird blue green. Took me awhile to mix the exact shade. I couldn't get the tutu to look right so I changed her outfit (plus it was too much pink).
My camera was misbehaving so it's not exactly true to the real colors...a bit too bright. I will scan it when it's completely dry.

UPDATE: Here's the final scan. Big difference in color.


Windsongs and Wordhoards said...

Lovely! I'm sure little one will love growing up with this, it feels happy and the colours are great :)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thanks, Carrie.

Sophie Moss said...

I really enjoyed watching the process of this unfold. I love the expression on the girl's face and the big yellow flower headband. :) I wonder, though, will she give the bird her sandwich?