Today I’m sharing the process of my latest gouache spread. For once I took a few photos as I went along but I only wish I had remembered a bit earlier as I started to blend the body color of the birds.
Oh well… next time.
I started by creating a basic line drawing over a pre-painted matte acrylic background.
And then there’s color theory. Violet and Orange are both secondary colors… two of the colors in the secondary triad. The other color in the triad? Green. Eureka! I need leaves and an odd grouping of them across the spread.
A little Payne’s Gray for feather definition and I consider it done.