"frazzled feathers"

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One of my latest watercolor painting endeavors. I love the outcome, it turned out so much better than I had ever hoped for. It was supposed to be a sepia, brown-toned piece, like an old photograph; but my mind went into overdrive and I braved the thought of adding some colors to the mood. I'm not good with colors, so this was a pretty bold move for me, but I did it and it turned out awesome, if I do say so myself. :)

The progress actually took quite some time. I sketched the artwork 4 months ago when I was feeling quite pissed with a lot of things. I sat down in Starbucks and just blasted my iPod and started to draw my anger onto my sketchbook.

I finally decided to have it painted yesterday and despite it being the result of my anger those months back, I decided to let the colors play out in a broody, mysterious way rather than angry reds all over. I think it turned out rather picturesque, like a scene out of some Halloween movie minus the goofy, scary elements.

And to think, this is my first full-colored, full-page artwork in my little black sketch book.
I usually never really like to do a full-page artwork as I like a finished artwork that looks unfinished (cos I'm weird like that, hur hur) but I love the first ever, so far.

Oh and I named the birds by the way. From the top, meet Broody, Untrusting and Skeptical. :)


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