Tree Swallow

Wanting time to sketch birds and time to sketch digitally I decided to combine my tasks and divide my efforts. This image was sketched from a reference photo in Illustrator using pencil tool and basic brushes for the bird and watercolor brushes for the background.treeswallow


4 Responses to “Tree Swallow”

  1. artkleko Says:

    Lovely use of line and a well-balanced composition. Great background treatment.

  2. labsquad Says:

    Thanks. I’m a big fan of Wayne Thiebaud’s use of color. Instead of building up flat color I played around with adding additional colored strokes, both opaque and transparent, to simulate the depth of color in the feathers. Not overly successful, but a good foray.

  3. Josh Frost Says:

    Amazing! Really impressive work!

    – Josh

  4. labsquad Says:

    Aww, I’m blushing. Thanks for the kind words.

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