So how do berries and feathers go together? When they are in the same image and one ends up practicing the light and shade of each to create a dimensional look.
Not only did I try new techniques here with this image, but also new paper. If you have read my previous posts, you will have noted that I am still in search of a good paper that does not cost me an arm and a leg. I found a pad of paper at my local store called Paint Pad and it is a Strathmore product. The price was very right and so I decided to try it. The paper is smoother on one side and more textured on the other. For this project, I used the textured side and it was so amazing to work on.
The tooth of the paper held the pencil pigment well and I was able to blend with my usual pencil to pencil technique.
This image is from the Kit and Clowder monthly classes – March 2017.
I also entered this image in the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 18.
Strathmore Paint Pad watercolor paper
Digital stamp from Kit and Clowder March monthly class
White Gelly Roll gel pen
Large paper stump