Saturday, February 20, 2010

Special Delivery Bird

{Oil on Board, 2010}
This is the painted version of the sketch in my previous post. It was challenging painting an animal with a mostly black body because you have to use highlights and lowlights to describe the form. My favorite part of this illustration is the little fuzz on the bird's chest! I love red winged black birds and I thought that might be a unique species of bird to portray.

5 comments:

Loni Edwards said...

Well done, Candace! Yes, black is always a challenge for me too. You did great!

Susan said...

Candace, you certainly rose to the challenge (no pun intended!), he came out beautifully!

Andrew Finnie said...

Nice work Candace, it's a lovely piece and the fur on the chest is a great touch.

Tilen ~ artplanet said...

nice painting! love the expression!

Faith | UPrinting said...

One word: Fantastic! I am a frustrated artist that's why I envy those that have talent like yours and what I love the most is you share your work-of-art to readers like us and inspire us to appreciate those work. Great work Candace.