Monday, April 27, 2009

I've started a new oil painting a few days ago. It's an Indian Pitta in its typical habitat.
This is the preliminary, quick watercolour sketch:


I prefer to draw the shapes right with the paint and not with pencil. I used raw sienna here:

I used the same raw sienna for a thin underpainting for the leaves, to achieve the warm atmosphere. Here you can see the first layer, the leaves roughly blocked in, and also the main colours of the bird.

2 Comments:

Blogger Vasco said...

I'm a passionate admirer of wildlife illustration and I've been browsing through your blog for a few minutes. Congratulations, your work is truly amazing!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Szabi said...

Dear Vasco,
Thank you very much for your kind words! It's good to have encourageing feedback about my work
Szabi

3:17 PM  

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