Just playing around with my new technique and seeing what looks best. Birds that are more colorful and vibrant do better with this style. Also, smaller sized sketches are better than larger ones.
I’m trying to figure out how to make little brown birds and those with lots of blocks of color to look better.
Another owl sketch! I’ve been really happy with my new sketching style. I tried to duplicate the streaks that you get on a bird’s chest by loading a very wet brush with a dark brown and applying it to the bird after the whole drawing was dry. This way it doesn’t bleed into the rest of the drawing.
I’m still trying to develop my sketching style and I think I might have settled on something that I really like. I start out with a very basic pencil sketch, then I do an outline and fill in the lines with a Micron pens. After that, I erase the original pencil sketch and then go back over the other lines to make them darker and to give it a sketchier feeling. I add color with the Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils by pulling the color directly off of them with an Aquash Water Brush instead of sketching the color directly to the page. You end up getting a more subtle color, but it allows for better gradients.